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4 silver knives

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Knife : cast (moulded) : silver
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Knife : cast (moulded) : silver
Other Title Information
Food Service T&E
Date
1928-1938
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Unsharpened blade, rounded at the top. Shallow teeth are found on the reverse, curved edge, top quarter half. The straight edge has a thin sliver cut out of the top half. Blade extends from a thick, curved handle with a high relief dotted border (both sides); rounds to a point at the bottom.
Accession No.
2011X.312.14-15
Name Access
Spanier, Beverly
Places
Solingen, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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4 silver knives

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn48124
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Knife : cast (moulded) : silver
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Knife : cast (moulded) : silver
Other Title Information
Food Service T&E
Date
1928-1938
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Unsharpened blade, rounded at the top; the straight edge has a thin sliver cut out of the top half. Blade extends from a thick, curved handle with a high relief dotted border (both sides); rounds to a point at the bottom. There is a small ledge found between the blade and handle.
Accession No.
2011X.312.16-17
Name Access
Spanier, Beverly
Places
Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Abelson family fonds

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Collection
Abelson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
multiple media
Fonds No.
I0005
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records of Wolf and Julia Abelson obituaries; Jess Abelson business life, photographs of his sporting life, Duke (Lawrence) Abelson’s early education and World War II career as a flyer with the Royal Canadian Air Force including his Canadian log book, commission, Certificate of Pr…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Abelson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
multiple media
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records of Wolf and Julia Abelson obituaries; Jess Abelson business life, photographs of his sporting life, Duke (Lawrence) Abelson’s early education and World War II career as a flyer with the Royal Canadian Air Force including his Canadian log book, commission, Certificate of Promotion to rank of Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force - November, 1941 (see 1-992), correspondence of 160 letters as well as telegrams to his family, 1941-1943; Alan Abelson educational, sporting, and married life; 2002; Brief to the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame for induction of Jess Abelson. Artifacts include one Boy Scout uniform (worn by Alan Abelson), 2 of Alan Abelson tennis racquets, 1 velvet jacket (worn by Julia Rosenblum on her marriage to Wolf Abelson), 3 infant dresses and 1 bonnet (worn by Jess and Mollie Abelson's children), 1 sweater with an “O” for Ottawa Football Team, Duke Abelson Officer hat; 4 World War II medals; 4 photograph albums and 1 scrapbook. Later accrual of textiles include 2 baby capes, hand made by Molly Abelson in the 1920's for daughter Sylvia and a pink crochet sweater or coat.
Date
1913-2002
Fonds No.
I0005
Conservation
1. Duke Abelson’s commission to Pilot Officer, February 11, 1942 conserved by Kyla Ubink in 2006. 2. Duke Abelson’s officer’s hat dry cleaned and repaired at Brown’s Cleaners, Champagne Street, Ottawa, Fall, 2006 and exhibited in Duke Abelson exhibit, Remembrance Day, 2006.
History Biographical
Wolf Abelson married Julia Rosenblum of Toronto and settled in Ottawa in the early 1900's. Both were born in Lithuania. Prior to settling in Ottawa, Wolf lived in Syracuse, New York, and in Cleveland, Ohio. Wolf grew up in Neinstadt, a toen near Kovno, Lithuania. According to the Abelson family, Moses Bilsky, the first known Jewish settler in Ottawa, came from the same area in Lituania and encouraged Wolf to also settle in Ottawa. Wolf established the Rideau House Furnishing Company at 180 Rideau Street. He and wife Julia had seven children; sons Jess, Nathan and Sidney and four daughters, Birdie, Helen, Sarah and Sally. The Abelsons were members of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation and Wolf Abelson served as congregation vice-president during A. J. Freiman’s tenure as president between 1904 to 1930. Jess Abelson (1892-1975), born in Cleveland, Ohio, was an outstanding sportsman. He played football in 1913 - 1914 for the Ottawa Rough Riders and played basketball with the Y.M.C.A. He was also a member of the 1913 Canadian Champion War Canoe Team. In 1920, he became the first scoutmaster of the 39th Jewish Boy Scout Troop, one of the first Jewish scout troops in Canada. In 1920 Jess married Mollie Gray from New York. Their children included Sylvia, Lawrence, Stan, Alan (b. August 27, 1928) and Bobby. Jess was a top salesman with the Northern Life Assurance Company and in later years he was active in curling and was the founder of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club. In 1986, Jess Abelson was the first person inducted into the Ottawa Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. His influence on Ottawa and on the Ottawa Jewish community extended well beyond sports, but as a sports personality he was a paragon of excellence for young Jewish athletes. All of Jess Abelsons sons excelled in sports. Tragically, Flying Officer Lawrence "Duke" Abelson died in a training flight in England November 15, 1943 while serving in World War II. Duke went overseas in the fall of 1942 and with R.C.A.F. Mosquito Squadron. Alan became a lawyer, and lives and works in Ottawa.
Acquisition Source
Sylvia Abelson Gellman, Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Lawrence's nickname Duke came from living on Marlborough Street, Ottawa 2. Recoreded interview with Alan Abelson located in the Local Social History Project series, Jewish Community Council of Ottawa fonds. 3. Alan Abelson provided the details of Wolf Abelson's heritage in September 2006. 4. Duke Abelson’s war service is recorded in 'Canadian Jews in World War II: Part II: casualities' and in 'There I was ... a collection of reminiscences by members of the Ottawa Jewish Community who served in World War II.' 5. Duke Abelson’s commission to Pilot Officer was exhibited in Duke Abelson exhibit, Remembrance Day, 2006. 6. A note from Shirley Berman is attached to the textile items providing additional information.
Related Material
Material related to Jess Abelson in Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds and Samuel Caplan fonds. Jess Abelson article in Ottawa Jewish Bulletin & Review, December 12, 1986.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Album : Paper : handwritten, graphic arts : Ink : green, blue, white, pink, blue-green, yellow ; Ht: 10 cm x W: 17,4 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Album : Paper : handwritten, graphic arts : Ink : green, blue, white, pink, blue-green, yellow ; Ht: 10 cm x W: 17,4 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
June 15, 1915-September 21, 1923
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Yiddish
Polish
Russian
Notes
82 pages. Hardcover, cardboard bound with staples, glue and fabric. Covers are dark green fabric; front cover has 2 blue and white flowers with stems painted on; pages have silver gilded edges. Inside covers are pattered with brown interlocking flowers and lines. Pages are divided into sections pale pink, blue-green and yellow with autographs in pencil and ink. The book is less than half full. Narrative: This autograph book belonged to Syma Rabinovich donor's mother. It is filled with wishes, quotations and etc.,written by her friends and relatives.
Accession No.
2001.27.03
Name Access
Schachner, Rose
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Brit milah garment

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Collection
Reference Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
textile
Fonds No.
R0001; OJA 99-044
Scope and Content
This garment was worn by babies born to the Nadler family for brit milah (naming ceremonies) in 1921, 1951, 1964 and 1990, as well as pidyon haben ceremonies or "redemption of the firstborn son," a ceremony which takes place one month after the baby's birth. The father redeems his firstborn son by …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Reference Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
textile
Scope and Content
This garment was worn by babies born to the Nadler family for brit milah (naming ceremonies) in 1921, 1951, 1964 and 1990, as well as pidyon haben ceremonies or "redemption of the firstborn son," a ceremony which takes place one month after the baby's birth. The father redeems his firstborn son by giving five silver coins to a kohen or priest, who is considered to be direct male descendents of Aaron. This is a traditional Jewish ritual most commonly practiced among Orthodox and Conservative Jews. The garment was worn by Carl Goffman (b. 1921 - d. 2000), Howard Irwin Nadler (b.1951), Phillip Shames (b.1964), and Haley Laura Wasserman (b. 1990).
Date
ca. 1921
Fonds No.
R0001
Item No.
OJA 99-044
Acquisition Source
Ruth Nadler
Notes
1. There is no fonds for the Nadler family so the item was placed into REFERENCE. 2. The garment is a long white gown for a baby. 3. Some hand-written notes accompany the item in the box. 4. The item is stored in the textile section of the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Camisole : woven, sewn, machine, hand, lace : beige, pink
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Camisole : woven, sewn, machine, hand, lace : beige, pink
Other Title Information
Clothing, Underwear
Date
1920
Physical Condition
Poor
Notes
Lace bodice with a lace border along the top, lace straps and diamond-shaped lace detailing, threaded with ribbon, just below the top helm. An elastic band has been stitched inside the horizontal hem towards the bottom of the bodice, and is connected at the back with a clasp. A vertical seam goes down the back, connected with plastic buttons and a ribbon bow. Narrative: Bought as gift for trousseau; made in Milan.
Accession No.
1991.35.04
Name Access
Cohen, Mathilde
Places
Vidin, Bulgaria, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Candlestick

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51357
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Candlestick : silver ; Ht: 12 5/8 in. x W: 4 3/4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Candlestick : silver ; Ht: 12 5/8 in. x W: 4 3/4 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
[ca. 1880-1920]
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Silver plate, circular base, stem has “umbrella” and bulbous sections, top candleholder section shaped like flower, flower and leaf designs on surface.
Accession No.
2005.13.1
Name Access
Shuster, Marcia
Places
Warsaw, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Chair seat cover

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn47662
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Chair seat cover : woven, sewn, machine, embroidered : brown, blue, green, purple, orange, red, pink
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Chair seat cover : woven, sewn, machine, embroidered : brown, blue, green, purple, orange, red, pink
Other Title Information
Household Accessory
Date
1920-1929
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Embroidered floral design surrounded by a decorative border. Edges reveal base canvas. The back shows the raw threads of the design. Narrative: Chair cover hand embroidered by Anny (Diamant) Kraus. The orginal owners, Arnost and Anny Kraus were deported to Terezin and later killed. The upholstery had been removed from the chairs und left in the care of a christian friend.
Accession No.
1990.67.11
Name Access
Fischer, Gretl K.
Places
Olomouc, Czechslovakia, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Chair seat cover

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn47729
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Chair seat cover : woven, sewn, machine, embroidered, handwritten : brown, blue, green, purple, orange, red, pink
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Chair seat cover : woven, sewn, machine, embroidered, handwritten : brown, blue, green, purple, orange, red, pink
Other Title Information
Household Accessory
Date
1920-1929
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Embroidered floral design surrounded by a decorative border. Edges reveal base canvas. The back shows the raw edges of the design. Narrative: Chair cover hand embroidered by Anny (Diamant) Kraus. The orginal owners, Arnost and Anny Kraus were deported to Terezin and later killed. The upholstery had been removed from the chairs und left in the care of a christian friend.
Accession No.
1990.67.12
Name Access
Fischer, Gretl K.
Places
Olomouc, Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia), Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Chair seat cover ribbon

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn47841
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Chair seat cover ribbon : woven, embroidered : beige, green, blue, pink, yellow, purple
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Chair seat cover ribbon : woven, embroidered : beige, green, blue, pink, yellow, purple
Other Title Information
Household Accessory
Date
1920-1929
Creator
0
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Ribbon embroidered with green and purple stitching along the border and blue, pink andyellow stitching on the inside, forming a diamond pattern. This pattern is repeated the entire length of the ribbon. A few nails have been inserted at different points along the ribbon. Narrative: Chair cover hand embroidered by Anny (Diamant) Kraus. The orginal owners, Arnost and Anny Kraus were deported to Terezin and later killed. The upholstery had been removed from the chairs und left in the care of a christian friend.
Accession No.
1990.67.13
Name Access
Fischer, Gretl K.
Places
Olomouc, Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia), Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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