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Abe Hochberg fonds

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Collection
Abe Hochberg fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
1 newspaper clipping, 2 artifacts
Fonds No.
I0004
Scope and Content
Fonds includes a 39th Boy Scout Troop shirt worn by Abe Hochberg in the early 1940's; a garment bag printed with “A. M. Hochberg Gentlemen’s Fine Apparel”; and a newspaper clipping.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Abe Hochberg fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
1 newspaper clipping, 2 artifacts
Scope and Content
Fonds includes a 39th Boy Scout Troop shirt worn by Abe Hochberg in the early 1940's; a garment bag printed with “A. M. Hochberg Gentlemen’s Fine Apparel”; and a newspaper clipping.
Date
[ca. 1940]
Fonds No.
I0004
History Biographical
Abe Hochberg (b. 1928- d. 2005) was the son of Yetta (b. 1896- d. 1977) and Nathan Hochberg (b. 1896-d. 1933). The Hochebergs immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1928, and first stopped in Montreal before settling permanently in Ottawa. Five years after their arrival, Nathan Hochberg passed away suddenly, leaving Abe along with his mother, and siblings Hy Hochberg (b. 1923- d. 1985) and Rose (m. Harry Goldberg) to fend for themselves and to tend the family's small lunch counter on Nicholas Street. As a teenager in the 1940's Abe became involved with the 39th Jewish Scout Troop (later renamed the 39th Henry Hank Torontow Scout Troop). Too young to enlist in World War II, he amassed 300 War Hours and more Proficiency Badges than any other of his fellow scouts. From the scouts he joined the Macabee Air Cadet Squadron. and later in the 1940's became a Scout Leader. In 1954, Abe took on the role of Director of the Sunday morning services for the Hanoar Breakfast Club. Abe was first employed by Joe Feller where he first got his start in the tailoring business. Abe went on to open his own men's tailoring shop named Gentleman's Fine Apparel, which was located at 204 Rideau Street.
Acquisition Source
1. Boy Scout Shirt donated by Linda Kerzner, 2006. 2. Garment bag and newspaper clipping donated by Sharon Edelson, 2009.
Related Material
See Hy Hochberg fonds
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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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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ABER, Ita

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Collection
ABER, Ita
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
object
moving images
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
13 photographs. - 4 artefacts. - 2 videos. - 1 compact disc (CD-ROM). - Env. 0.07 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0184
Scope and Content
Recipies Mother Never Knew Mizrachi-Hapoel, 1965. Glass milk bottle designed with input from Mrs. Aber's mother for Montreal's Milk Fund, pre-WWII. Pins and badges from Zionist groups and conventions, photos of the staff of Aid to Israel 1950, Aid to Israel Jewish Youth Group 1950, Zionist Organiza…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
ABER, Ita
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
object
moving images
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
13 photographs. - 4 artefacts. - 2 videos. - 1 compact disc (CD-ROM). - Env. 0.07 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Recipies Mother Never Knew Mizrachi-Hapoel, 1965. Glass milk bottle designed with input from Mrs. Aber's mother for Montreal's Milk Fund, pre-WWII. Pins and badges from Zionist groups and conventions, photos of the staff of Aid to Israel 1950, Aid to Israel Jewish Youth Group 1950, Zionist Organization of Canada 1949-1950. Material on the Jewish Child's Day Appeal. Clippings and ephemera re: Zionism, Child's Day, and actor William Shatner, a former Montrealer. 9 Photos of Montreal scenes. Material about Montreal's Talmud Torah, Jewish Artists at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. Additions 2001: 2 photos (snapshots) of Camp Hashomer Hadati in Bronte, Ontario, Hebrew textbook and prayer book dated 1979, photo of a 9th-grade class of Baron Byng High School including Ita Aber, Clippings, 2 Videos. Additions post 2001 (passim): Articles written by Ita Aber, information about her artwork and recent exhibitions. Addition 2015: Autobiographical audio interview of Ita Herscovitch Aber recorded in New York January 9, 2015 by Renata Stein; WAV file, 56 minutes, provided on CD. Transcript of interview, done by her daughter Mindy Aber Barad via email correspondence from Israel, 30 pages. Themes covered in the interview include her early life in Montreal, art education at Baron Byng high school with teacher Ann Savage, religious background, mother's involvement in charitable efforts such as the Milk Fund, help given to a German Jewish internee and a Jewish refugee, Ita Aber's work for the Israeli consulate in Montreal in the early 1950s, her establishment in New York circa 1953, her career as a textile artist, encounters with Martin Luther King, and Judy Chicago, art groups such as the Pomegranate Guild, Jewish motifs in artwork.
Date
[ca. 1930]-2015.
Fonds No.
P0184
History Biographical
Ita Aber was born in Montreal, in 1932 and grew up in a family dedicated to Zionist and charitable causes. She later moved to New York, where she made her name as an artist. As described in a 2001 article; "Ita Aber is an artist who delights in unconventional formats that provide unique and startling insights into Jewish Life. Her work is found in almost every major Jewish museum throughout the world. She is a master of the fabric arts, which is by its very nature, an interdisciplinary field. As practiced by Ita Aber, the fabric arts explode in scale to include the diverse skills of embroidering, beadwork, sewing, appliqué, silkscreen, jewelry design, weaving, painting, sculpture, and assemblage. The stunning range of her talents is reflected in the vast array of work and Judaic objects she has produced, from wall hangings, jewelry, and sculpture to Torah covers, etrog boxes, and Purim masks." Ita Aber is also known as a conservator of textiles, an art historian, a curator, teacher, and the author of The Art of Judaic Needlework: Traditional and Contemporary designs (Scribner 1979).
Custodial History
This collection was donated by Mrs. Ita Aber.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P01/12, P93/08, and subsequent additions (ongoing to P15/04.). Associated material: Clippings by and about Canadian-born journalist Sam Orbaum (1956-2002), a Jerusalem Post humour columnist (donated by Ita Aber and filed under his name.) General note: The biography is from an article published in The Artists Proof, Spring 2001.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Album : Bound, Photography : Black, Brown, White ; Ht: 28 cm x W: 38,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Album : Bound, Photography : Black, Brown, White ; Ht: 28 cm x W: 38,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1941-1945
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Handmade, bound with string along left edge which is tied in a knot. The cover has a wood like texture. There are 31 pages, Double-sided with black and white photographs. The pictures and captions, describing Bertram Ellison's Army career. Narrative: Bertram Ellison (donor's uncle) was born on March 19 1909 in Montreal. He was born into a Jewish family, and was an insurance broker before the war. He joined the Canadian Army on June 5th 1941 as a 2nd Lieutenant. Between 1941 and 1945 he rose to the rank of major, and received 6 medals, including the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire which he received on December 18t 1945. He was part of the 21st Army Group, which was formed on July 9th 1943 by the 2nd British and 1st Canadian Army for a North Western European Invasion. While apart of the 21st Army Group, he saw Bergen-Belsen. Bertram Ellison sailed home on the RMS Queen Elisabeth on December 3rd – 9th 1945.
Accession No.
2013.01.01
Name Access
Berman, Marilyn
Places
Canada, North America
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
Album : bound : Ink; Pencil : Grey, Orange, White, Black, Green, Purple ; Ht: 8,25 in. x W: 6,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Album : bound : Ink; Pencil : Grey, Orange, White, Black, Green, Purple ; Ht: 8,25 in. x W: 6,5 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1943-1946
Physical Condition
Poor
Language
Polish
Notes
Beige label with red border on the front cover. Narrative: Autograph book owned by Rozia Fryszmanowna and signed by her friends and codetainees in Parschnitz, a sub-camp of Gross Rosen concentration camp. Entries in Parschnitz dating from March 1943 to September 1945. Entries in Waldenburg dating from October 1945 to November 1945. Last entry dated April 1946 in Munich. Mentions in one entry that Rozia was born on November 12. Pages contain messages and drawings.
Accession No.
2011X.125.02
Name Access
Feifkopf, Rose
Places
Czech Republic, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Album : Paper : Bound : Ink : Brown, Blue, Red, Black, White ; Ht: 9,5 in. x W: 12,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Album : Paper : Bound : Ink : Brown, Blue, Red, Black, White ; Ht: 9,5 in. x W: 12,5 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1945-1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
Yiddish
Notes
The cover has a circle with the Star of David in the middle in the upper left corner. There is also a square map in the middle, and ChL in the bottom left corner. The pages on the interior have photographs on them, with captions below. This album shows activities in the Displaced Persons Camp of Ainring.
Accession No.
2001.13.02
Name Access
Berlach, Judith
Places
Ainring, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Arie van Mansum fingerprint I.D. card.

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Collection
Arie van Mansum fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Fonds No.
I0022; OJA 1-1101
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Arie van Mansum fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Date
August 20, 1941
Fonds No.
I0022
Item No.
OJA 1-1101
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Ralph Euverman
Notes
1. Ralph Euverman is Arie van Mansum's son in law. 2. A very rough translation of the card is as follows: "Department of Internal Affairs Identity card"
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Armband : woven, sewn, machine, printed : beige, black
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Armband : woven, sewn, machine, printed : beige, black
Other Title Information
Personal Symbol
Date
1939-1940
Physical Condition
Poor
Language
French
Notes
The centre of the band is wider than the ends. Button holes are found on the left side, with an additional loop of fabric. The armband belonged to the donor's father, Maurice Elias Narrative: Maurice Elias volunteered for the French Army on September 11, 1939 although he was not a French citizen. On March 20, 1940 he joined the 212 Infantry Division and was demobilized in 1941. The family received his cap and armband after liberation. They had been left behind when he was demobilized. He owned a store since 1933, which was assigned an administrator. He was taken on August 20, 1941 in the first round-up of Paris Jews (mostly professionals and intellectuals). He was picked up at 6:30 AM by 3 French men and taken to Drancy. Transferred to Compiegne because they thought that he was a Communist since he spoke Russian. On February 27, 1942 he was deported to Auschwitz and killed April 19, 1942
Accession No.
2000.34.08
Name Access
Elias, Marguerite
Places
France, 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
Armband : Fabric : Ink : White, Red, Black ; Ht: 33 cm x W: 9,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Armband : Fabric : Ink : White, Red, Black ; Ht: 33 cm x W: 9,5 cm
Other Title Information
Personal Symbol
Date
1944-1945
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
Notes
Rectangular, with a circular ink stamp along the bottom, and frayed edges. Narrative: Donor received this armband from German authorities upon entering the ghetto-camp of Terezin in April 1944. She later embroidered the names of the four different camps she had been interned to as a memento of a survival during the Holocaust.
Accession No.
2011X.263.02
Name Access
Reh, Edith
Places
Terezin (Theresienstadt), Czech Republic, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Armband : printed, embroidered : White, Black ; Ht: 3,75 in. x W: 12,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Armband : printed, embroidered : White, Black ; Ht: 3,75 in. x W: 12,5 in.
Other Title Information
Personal Symbol
Date
1939-1945
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
Notes
Rectangular armband with three snaps. It served as identification for a forced labourer. This armband was given in Drancy internment camp to a hungarian Jew named Pal Link. Narrative: This armband belonged to Pal Link, the donor's father. In 1940, Pal was away from his home and family in Budapest for business and found himself stuck in France when the Germans invaded the country. He fled to Normandy hoping to escape to England but was unsuccessful. With false papers given to him by a local policeman, he managed to reach Nice in the South of France. Once the free zone was invaded, Pal went into hiding in the Alps but was denounced and deported to the Drancy internment camp. On the way to the camp, a soldier advised him to lie about his employment. Pal had a business exporting agricultural products but declared he was a stoker, and was put to work as such. This is how he survived from the end of 1943 to the summer of 1944 when the last inmates were let go in exchange for German soldiers. Pal survived the Holocaust and immigrated to Montreal where his son, Andre was living.
Accession No.
2011X.221.01
Name Access
Link, André
Places
Drancy, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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