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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Belt : leather worked, braided, sewn (machine), pegged : red, silver
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Belt : leather worked, braided, sewn (machine), pegged : red, silver
Other Title Information
Clothing Accessory
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Silver buckle on one end; the other end is a piece of flat leather with 3 layers for reinforcement; 5 buckle holes are going along the centre in a line. The waist band is made up of 3 separate braided cords; 3 belt loops are positioned along the waist band in different intervals, keeping the cords connected, with an additional loop near the buckle. Narrative: This belt was a birthday gift from the donor's mother to her on the occasion of her 13th birthday (July 15, 1943) in Cannes.
Accession No.
2011X.215.11
Name Access
Levy, Rachel
Places
Cannes, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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DAVIS, Sir Mortimer B.

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Collection
KENEDER ADLER
Material Format
textual record
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Collection
KENEDER ADLER
Material Format
textual record
Spouse
Lady Davis
Children
Mortimer Jr.
Date of Death
03/22/1928
Notice Publication Date
03/23/1928
Place Where Deceased
Cannes, France
Place of Residence
Montreal
Last Known Address
516 Pine Avenue, Montreal
Age at Time of Death
62
Memberships and Affiliations
Congregation Temple Emanu-El.
Record Source
Yiddish Newspaper (Keneder Adler) Obituary
Fonds No.
I0042
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Beige, black, red ; Ht: 21,8 cm x W: 17 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Beige, black, red ; Ht: 21,8 cm x W: 17 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
December 23, 1945
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
One graph paper folded in the middle. Three pages, personal letter to M. Goldberg from G. Borello asking news. Written in black ink. Letter was written after the war, at that time, Rachel was living with her father in Ireland. Narrative: In April 1943, Rachel (the donor), Sophie, Oma, Henri, Stéphane and Néné moved to Cannes in Hotel Victoria. Mr. Borello, the manager of the hotel, offered to hide Henri, Sophie and Grandmother Augusta while Stéphane and Rachel were taken care by Néné and returned to Maubourguet. Henri, Sophie and Grandmother Augusta didn't survive. They were sent to Drancy.
Accession No.
2002.08.003
Name Access
Levy, Rachel
Places
Cannes, France, 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
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Beige, purple, green ; Ht: 27 cm x W: 21 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Beige, purple, green ; Ht: 27 cm x W: 21 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
April 14, 1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
One page. Double-sided. Narrative: In the 1920’s Serge and Sophie Philipson (nee Orbach) left Berlin for Paris due to rising antisemitism. On July 15, 1930 their daughter Rachel was born. Serge, Sophie and Rachel were Polish citizen, they never got either the German or the French citizenship. In Paris, Serge worked for Les Modes Modernes, the hat factory of his brother-in-law, Henri. When an opportunity to expand the business in Ireland arose, Serge moved to Galway. The new factory opened in July 1938. In August 1939, Sophie, Rachel, and 4 other family members (Rachel’s cousin Stéphane, his maternal grandmother Néné, Serge’s sister Esther and Serge’s sister-in-law Choura) left for Cabourg, in Normandy. After the winter 1939-1940 it became difficult to communicate with Ireland but Rachel and Sophie could still send and receive letter from Serge. At the end of winter 1940, the group moved to Néris and in July 1940, after the occupation of France by Germany, they settled in the zone libre in the village of Cauterets, on the border with Spain. They were reunited with Robert, Serge’s brother. In August 1942, 4 family members (Sophie’s sister Ella and her husband Ernest, their daughter Ruth, Serge’s siblings Robert and Esther) were arrested by local police and deported. They were not seen again. At the beginning of 1943, Sophie, her mother Augusta and Rachel moved to Maubourguet. In April 1943, they moved to Cannes in Hotel Victoria with Henri, Stéphane and Néné. Henri, Sophie and Augusta went into hiding together while cousins Stéphane and Rachel were taken care of by Néné and returned to Maubourguet. In January 1944, Henri, Sophie and Augusta were denounced and arrested. They were transferred to Marseille before being sent by train to Drancy transit camp from where they were deported. It is believed they were killed in a Polish killing centre. In 1944, Rachel moved from one place to another – under a non-Jewish identity - and continued to correspond with her father. In June 1945, she reunited with her father Ireland. They had not seen each other for 6 years. In 1951, Rachel got married. In 1954, she immigrated to Montreal.
Accession No.
2002.08.369
Name Access
Levy, Rachel
Places
Cannes, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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