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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Knapsack : woven, sewn, machine, perforated : green, brown, silver ; Ht: 59 cm x W: 58 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Knapsack : woven, sewn, machine, perforated : green, brown, silver ; Ht: 59 cm x W: 58 cm
Other Title Information
Personal Gear
Date
1940-1945
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Heavy weave, rectangle bag with 2 large pockets on the front panel and 2 shoulder straps attached to the back panel; each strap is connected at the top centre by a ring; they are adjustable by a buckle attaching through a perforated tab and fastenings at each bottom corner. The bag pulls close with a draw-string along the top opening; there is a rectangular flap (with rounded corners) that covers the opening, with a strap and buckle to keep it secure; each pocket are also closed using a strap and buckle. Narrative: According to info available, the knapsack was originally owned by Joseph Wyshynski, who was born in Lodz. His mother gave him this knapsack filled with clothes and food. In 1940-1941. He was sent by the Russian army to Siberia, where he met Helen Ackerman, the donor of this item. He eventually died in prison in Leningrad in 1944.
Accession No.
1990.43.10
Name Access
Ackerman, Helen
Places
Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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