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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Blanket : woven, sewn : grey, black
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Blanket : woven, sewn : grey, black
Other Title Information
Bedding
Date
1939-1944
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Woven wool blanket with 3 raw fringed edges and 1 finished edge. The wool is different shades of grey (with some black) , giving the blanket a speckled look. Narrative: One of two blankets distributed to the donor, Marcel Tenenbaum, and his parents, by German guards. Blankets were given to inmates of Malines (Mechelen), a Belgian transit camp for Jews awaiting deportation to camps further east. The Tenenbaums had lived in Brussels since 1935, the year Marcel was born. They went into hiding in 1942, in the attic of a building belonging to the former employer of Marcel's father. In 1944, they were denounced and arrested. They were taken to Malines, but arrived after the last transport to Poland had left. The guards fled, asking the imprisoned Jews to tell the Allies that they had been well treated. The camp was liberated by British forces in September 1944, and the family returned to Brussels. They immigrated to Canada in 1951.
Accession No.
2001.05.02
Name Access
Tenenbaum, Marcel
Places
Malines, Belgium, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Memorial for Czenstochover Landsmannschaft

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76185
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 2 3/4 in. x W: 3 7/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 2 3/4 in. x W: 3 7/8 in.
Other Title Information
Advertising Medium
Date
1966
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Yiddish
Notes
b&w, group of men and women seated behind table on a stage, banner behind them. In front of them are plants, as well as a memorial of a Star of David on a black platform with lit candles. Banner says 'Liquidation of the Czestochowa ghetto from Yom Kippur to Simchas Torah, 1942' (trad. from Yiddish.)
Accession No.
2001.48.25
Name Access
Orenstein, Benjamin
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Kiddush cup

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76262
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Kiddush cup : Hammered ; Ht: 4 1/2 in. x W: 2 7/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Kiddush cup : Hammered ; Ht: 4 1/2 in. x W: 2 7/8 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
May 28, 1939
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hebrew
Notes
Silver kiddish cup, bulbous stem and circular base. Decorative etching on outside of cup in zigzag patterns forming borders and ferns; inscribed with Hebrew words on each side. Narrative: This cup was given as a wedding gift to Yehuda Elberg by his grandfather. It was lost during the war and recovered by Elberg at an auction in New York. Elberg was born in Zgierz, Poland in 1912. He became a rabbi but focused on writing short stories and newspaper articles in Hebrew and Yiddish. During the war, he was involved in resistance activities in ?ód? and Warsaw, avoiding deportation. After the war, he lived in Paris and New York, eventually settling in Montreal. He died in his sleep in 2003.
Accession No.
2005.25.01
Name Access
Elberg, Nathan
Places
Warsaw, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Hanukkah lamp

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76263
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Hanukkah lamp : Silver ; Ht: 7 1/8 in. x W: 9 1/2 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Hanukkah lamp : Silver ; Ht: 7 1/8 in. x W: 9 1/2 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1900]
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Back plate embossed and edged with rococo style scrolls and flowers. Tablet shape at centre of back plate, with crown atop pointed centre. Outward curves of the sides resemble a divan. Fronted by a row of eight detabhable oil receptacles; a ninth receptable is placed atop the back plate on the right side.
Accession No.
2005.26.01
Name Access
Tauben, Irwin
Places
Vienna, Austria, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Mezuzah : Carved, Painted : Brown, White ; Ht: 6 7/8 in. x W: 7/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Mezuzah : Carved, Painted : Brown, White ; Ht: 6 7/8 in. x W: 7/8 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
[ca. 1800]
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hebrew
Notes
Carved with decorative motifs, with holes for nails at base and top. Transparent glass window in front allows parchment scroll to be displayed. Missing back panel, painted dark brown.
Accession No.
2005.26.04
Name Access
Tauben, Irwin
Places
Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Spice box : Forged, Engraved : Silver ; Ht: 2 in. x W: 2,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Spice box : Forged, Engraved : Silver ; Ht: 2 in. x W: 2,5 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1900]
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Shaped like a water mill. Rectangular platform, square structure sits upon it with a peaked thatched roof topped with a half-cylinder handle. Vertically standing wheel attached to one side of the structure. Narrative: Used for Havdalah ceremony at the end of Shabbat. The close of the Jewish Shabbat is marked by the brief prayer ceremony of Havdalah, which usually takes place in the home. Part of the ceremony requires sniffing a sweet-smelling spice or plant. In Jewish communities around the Mediterranean, a sprig of a sweet-smelling shrub was customarily used. In Northern Europe by the twelfth century there are literary references to the use of a specially designed spice box or container.
Accession No.
2005.38.01
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Shofar : engraved, carved : brown ; Ht: 5 in. x W: 18,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Shofar : engraved, carved : brown ; Ht: 5 in. x W: 18,5 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1900]
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hebrew
Notes
Straight shofar that turns upwards at end. Wider end with carved hook. Hebrew text engraved on sides. Likely from Central Europe. Narrative: The shofar is a musical instrument used for Jewish religious purposes. The shofar is blown in synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Accession No.
2005.38.02
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Shofar case

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76267
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Shofar case : Sewn, velvet ; Ht: 7 in. x W: 21 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Shofar case : Sewn, velvet ; Ht: 7 in. x W: 21 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Carrying case of brown alligator leather with lighter brown leather handle. Two halves with a hinged side and a side with 3 metal clips as closures. Three half-spheres affixed to bottom to protect leather. Red velvet interior with recess for storing shofar.
Accession No.
2005.38.03
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Torah scroll

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76268
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Torah scroll : Handwritten, Engraved, Sewn, Carved : Beige, Black, Brown, Blue, Silver ; Ht: 14,5 in. x W: 7,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Torah scroll : Handwritten, Engraved, Sewn, Carved : Beige, Black, Brown, Blue, Silver ; Ht: 14,5 in. x W: 7,5 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1900]
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
Hebrew
Notes
Parchment with handwritten Hebrew text rolled onto two scrolls. Scrolls are wooden, with carved circular ridges and thin handles. Scrolls are in blue velvet bag with small upper portion of parchment and wooden handles exposed. Silver breastplate hangs at top centre of bag, supported by silver chain hung over wooden handles. Breastplate is shaped like two tablets, connected at sides, with rounded tops. On each tablet, Hebrew text is engraved on top half. Bottom half has a Star of David engraved over a diagonal engraved olive branch. Narrative: Provenance of object is a Persian synagogue in Italy, 19th c.
Accession No.
2005.38.04
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Italy, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Money box : Molded : Silver ; Ht: 5,75 in. x W: 5,75 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Money box : Molded : Silver ; Ht: 5,75 in. x W: 5,75 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
1873-1898
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
German
Yiddish
Notes
Container for donating money to charity, converted from teapot. Cylindrical body with hinged flat lid at top. Lid has slot in centre. Thin handle on side. Latch on opposite side to keep lid closed, with hook to attach lock. Floral border at top and bottom of body, running horizontally, interspersed with vertical ridges running height of cylinder. Narrative: A tzedakah box is a receptacle for collecting money that is designated for charity. The Hebrew word tzedakah comes from the root tzedek, meaning justice. In the Jewish religion, giving money and resources to those in need is understood to be an act of justice.
Accession No.
2005.38.05
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Vienna, Austria, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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