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Out of the Shtetl: the personal memoirs of the late Edith Webber nee Yidka Najdorf

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Manuscript : paper : printed : ink-jet print : blue (cover), white (pages) ; Ht: 30 cm x W: 24 cm x De: 1,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Manuscript : paper : printed : ink-jet print : blue (cover), white (pages) ; Ht: 30 cm x W: 24 cm x De: 1,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1897-1918
Creator
Webber, Edith
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
99 printed pages, bound in marbled cover with snap closure. Manuscript is divided in 2 parts named Book 1 and 2. Book 1: 1897-1905, 35 pages entitled “Daily life of a Jewish girl in a Polish ghetto. Leaving Poland for England”. Book 2: 1905-1918, 63 pages entitled “Daily life of a Jewish girl in an English town. The First World War”. Narrative: Edith Webber left the shtetl of Tomaszów with her parents to live in England. Because of her husband's heart condition, they moved from London to Leeds at the beginning of World War 2. They had three daughters: Jeannie Berger, Sandra "Sandy" Kaye and Joyce Denning. Out of Edith's family who stayed in Poland, only one person survived (Ithzak Werber). He was deported, jumped out of a train through floor boards, was shot at, but escaped through the forest and got to Palestine during World War 2.
Accession No.
2010.18.01
Name Access
Berger, Leon
Places
United Kingdom, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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