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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
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Item
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textual record
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? : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 29,5 cm x W: 21 cm
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
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Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
? : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 29,5 cm x W: 21 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 13, 1947
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Yiddish
Notes
1 page, single-sided. Folded once horizontally and once vertically. Triangular stamp with "Amchu" insignia of harp in centre, Yiddish text. Document relates to "Amchu" Artist's Group in Feldafing. Contains list of members. Mayer Abramowicz is first on the list. Narrative: Bella (Beila, Bela) Herling and Mayer (Majer, Meyer, Meir) Abramovitch (Abramovitz, Abramowicz, Abramowitz) were the parents of the donor, Toby Herscovitch. Bella was born in Suchedniów, Poland on September 25, 1925, the youngest of a family of ten children. Her parents and five siblings were murdered in the Holocaust. Bella and three of her sisters survived the war working as slave labourers in an ammunitions factory in Skarzysko-Kamienna. They were liberated by Russian troops on January 16, 1945, and made their way to the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp, where they reunited with a brother who had survived Auschwitz. Bella volunteered for nursing training by a Jewish refugee agency, and worked as a nurse in the camp from 1946 to 1948. In 1948, she joined her sister Paula in Toronto, where she worked as a nurse's aide and married Mayer, a fellow survivor who she had known from Feldafing. Born November 10, 1914 in Vilna (Vilnius), he was the sole survivor of a family of six children. He lived in the Vilna ghetto and worked in a factory making window panes for German barracks; he was later sent to a labour camp in Tallin, Estonia, and then to Stutthof concentration camp. In the final days of the war, he escaped from a subsequent transfer to Dachau concentration camp and was liberated. He spent three months sick in a hospital and ended up in Feldafing, where he was active in the "Amchu" or "AMCHO" theater group, part of the Jewish Labour Committee. He lived for a year in France, and immigrated to Canada in May, 1949. Bella and Mayer moved to Montreal in 1950 and opened a fabric store. Mayer passed away in 2001, and Bella in 2014.
Accession No.
2014.10.14
Name Access
Herscovitch, Toby
Places
Feldafing, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Calendar ?

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76493
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Calendar ? : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Green, Red, Blue ; Ht: 44 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
Calendar ? : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Green, Red, Blue ; Ht: 44 cm x W: 17 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
August 12, 1947-September 11, 1947
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Yiddish
Notes
1 vertical page, double-sided. Folded horizontally 3 times. Tape remnants at three remaining corners, indicating that it was likely posted on a wall. Document appears to be a calendar, related to "Amchu" theatre group in Feldafing D.P. Camp. Possibly of rehearsals or performances. Handwritten annotations and illustrations on verso. Narrative: Bella (Beila, Bela) Herling and Mayer (Majer, Meyer, Meir) Abramovitch (Abramovitz, Abramowicz, Abramowitz) were the parents of the donor, Toby Herscovitch. Bella was born in Suchedniów, Poland on September 25, 1925, the youngest of a family of ten children. Her parents and five siblings were murdered in the Holocaust. Bella and three of her sisters survived the war working as slave labourers in an ammunitions factory in Skarzysko-Kamienna. They were liberated by Russian troops on January 16, 1945, and made their way to the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp, where they reunited with a brother who had survived Auschwitz. Bella volunteered for nursing training by a Jewish refugee agency, and worked as a nurse in the camp from 1946 to 1948. In 1948, she joined her sister Paula in Toronto, where she worked as a nurse's aide and married Mayer, a fellow survivor who she had known from Feldafing. Born November 10, 1914 in Vilna (Vilnius), he was the sole survivor of a family of six children. He lived in the Vilna ghetto and worked in a factory making window panes for German barracks; he was later sent to a labour camp in Tallin, Estonia, and then to Stutthof concentration camp. In the final days of the war, he escaped from a subsequent transfer to Dachau concentration camp and was liberated. He spent three months sick in a hospital and ended up in Feldafing, where he was active in the "Amchu" or "AMCHO" theater group, part of the Jewish Labour Committee. He lived for a year in France, and immigrated to Canada in May, 1949. Bella and Mayer moved to Montreal in 1950 and opened a fabric store. Mayer passed away in 2001, and Bella in 2014.
Accession No.
2014.10.19
Name Access
Herscovitch, Toby
Places
Feldafing, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Certificate

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76485
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Certificate : Paper : Printed, Typed, Stamped : Ink : Beige, Black, Blue, Red ; Ht: 13,5 cm x W: 20 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
Certificate : Paper : Printed, Typed, Stamped : Ink : Beige, Black, Blue, Red ; Ht: 13,5 cm x W: 20 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
April 17, 1947
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Folded once horizontally and once vertically. Document issued to Mejer Abramowicz, attesting that he arrived at D.P. Camp Feldafing on June 30, 1945, and has been living there since that date. Adds that he was liberated from Staltach. Signed by UNRRA Assistant Director and Chief of Billetting Office. Form printed on verso, left blank. Narrative: Bella (Beila, Bela) Herling and Mayer (Majer, Meyer, Meir) Abramovitch (Abramovitz, Abramowicz, Abramowitz) were the parents of the donor, Toby Herscovitch. Bella was born in Suchedniów, Poland on September 25, 1925, the youngest of a family of ten children. Her parents and five siblings were murdered in the Holocaust. Bella and three of her sisters survived the war working as slave labourers in an ammunitions factory in Skarzysko-Kamienna. They were liberated by Russian troops on January 16, 1945, and made their way to the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp, where they reunited with a brother who had survived Auschwitz. Bella volunteered for nursing training by a Jewish refugee agency, and worked as a nurse in the camp from 1946 to 1948. In 1948, she joined her sister Paula in Toronto, where she worked as a nurse's aide and married Mayer, a fellow survivor who she had known from Feldafing. Born November 10, 1914 in Vilna (Vilnius), he was the sole survivor of a family of six children. He lived in the Vilna ghetto and worked in a factory making window panes for German barracks; he was later sent to a labour camp in Tallin, Estonia, and then to Stutthof concentration camp. In the final days of the war, he escaped from a subsequent transfer to Dachau concentration camp and was liberated. He spent three months sick in a hospital and ended up in Feldafing, where he was active in the "Amchu" or "AMCHO" theater group, part of the Jewish Labour Committee. He lived for a year in France, and immigrated to Canada in May, 1949. Bella and Mayer moved to Montreal in 1950 and opened a fabric store. Mayer passed away in 2001, and Bella in 2014.
Accession No.
2014.10.10
Name Access
Herscovitch, Toby
Places
Feldafing, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Identification card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76476
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Cardboard : Printed, Typed : Ink : blue, black, white ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 18 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
Identification card : Cardboard : Printed, Typed : Ink : blue, black, white ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 18 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
July 01, 1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Folded once vertically to create four panels. Square b&w photograph of cardholder affixed at top right. Document is an identity card for Bella Herling, issued by the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp. Personal details on left side, indicating that she was born September 25, 1925 in Suchedniów, Poland, and was imprisoned in Cz?stochowa concentration camp. Narrative: Bella (Beila, Bela) Herling and Mayer (Majer, Meyer, Meir) Abramovitch (Abramovitz, Abramowicz, Abramowitz) were the parents of the donor, Toby Herscovitch. Bella was born in Suchedniów, Poland on September 25, 1925, the youngest of a family of ten children. Her parents and five siblings were murdered in the Holocaust. Bella and three of her sisters survived the war working as slave labourers in an ammunitions factory in Skarzysko-Kamienna. They were liberated by Russian troops on January 16, 1945, and made their way to the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp, where they reunited with a brother who had survived Auschwitz. Bella volunteered for nursing training by a Jewish refugee agency, and worked as a nurse in the camp from 1946 to 1948. In 1948, she joined her sister Paula in Toronto, where she worked as a nurse's aide and married Mayer, a fellow survivor who she had known from Feldafing. Born November 10, 1914 in Vilna (Vilnius), he was the sole survivor of a family of six children. He lived in the Vilna ghetto and worked in a factory making window panes for German barracks; he was later sent to a labour camp in Tallin, Estonia, and then to Stutthof concentration camp. In the final days of the war, he escaped from a subsequent transfer to Dachau concentration camp and was liberated. He spent three months sick in a hospital and ended up in Feldafing, where he was active in the "Amchu" or "AMCHO" theater group, part of the Jewish Labour Committee. He lived for a year in France, and immigrated to Canada in May, 1949. Bella and Mayer moved to Montreal in 1950 and opened a fabric store. Mayer passed away in 2001, and Bella in 2014.
Accession No.
2014.10.01
Name Access
Herscovitch, Toby
Places
Feldafing, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Identification card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76481
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Cardboard : Printed, Handwritten, Stamped, : Ink : Beige, Red, Black, Grey ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 10 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
Identification card : Cardboard : Printed, Handwritten, Stamped, : Ink : Beige, Red, Black, Grey ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 10 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 23, 1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
German
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Folded once horizontally. Document is a D. P. identification card for Majer Abramowicz, issued at Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp. Top half of recto contains particulars of cardholder, including fingerprint of right thumb at centre right. Bottom half of recto contains particulars of issuance, including signature of position of UNRRA Official. On verso, instructions printed in English and German. Narrative: Bella (Beila, Bela) Herling and Mayer (Majer, Meyer, Meir) Abramovitch (Abramovitz, Abramowicz, Abramowitz) were the parents of the donor, Toby Herscovitch. Bella was born in Suchedniów, Poland on September 25, 1925, the youngest of a family of ten children. Her parents and five siblings were murdered in the Holocaust. Bella and three of her sisters survived the war working as slave labourers in an ammunitions factory in Skarzysko-Kamienna. They were liberated by Russian troops on January 16, 1945, and made their way to the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp, where they reunited with a brother who had survived Auschwitz. Bella volunteered for nursing training by a Jewish refugee agency, and worked as a nurse in the camp from 1946 to 1948. In 1948, she joined her sister Paula in Toronto, where she worked as a nurse's aide and married Mayer, a fellow survivor who she had known from Feldafing. Born November 10, 1914 in Vilna (Vilnius), he was the sole survivor of a family of six children. He lived in the Vilna ghetto and worked in a factory making window panes for German barracks; he was later sent to a labour camp in Tallin, Estonia, and then to Stutthof concentration camp. In the final days of the war, he escaped from a subsequent transfer to Dachau concentration camp and was liberated. He spent three months sick in a hospital and ended up in Feldafing, where he was active in the "Amchu" or "AMCHO" theater group, part of the Jewish Labour Committee. He lived for a year in France, and immigrated to Canada in May, 1949. Bella and Mayer moved to Montreal in 1950 and opened a fabric store. Mayer passed away in 2001, and Bella in 2014.
Accession No.
2014.10.06
Name Access
Herscovitch, Toby
Places
Feldafing, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Identification card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76482
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Paper : Printed, Typed, Handwritten : Ink : Pink, b&w, Grey, Purple ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 8,75 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
Identification card : Paper : Printed, Typed, Handwritten : Ink : Pink, b&w, Grey, Purple ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 8,75 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1949-05-02]
Physical Condition
Poor
Language
English
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Folded once horizontally. Document is an identity card for Mayer Abramowicz, issued by Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp. Square b&w photograph of cardholder affixed at top left corner with one metal grommet. Document attests that cardholder was born on November 10, 1914 in Wilna, is stateless, was imprisoned in Stutthof and Dachau concentration camps, and had the number 34063 tattooed on his left arm. Last two letters of family name corrected by hand in blue ink. Stamps indicate that cardholder was part of the leadership of the D.P. Camp. Narrative: Bella (Beila, Bela) Herling and Mayer (Majer, Meyer, Meir) Abramovitch (Abramovitz, Abramowicz, Abramowitz) were the parents of the donor, Toby Herscovitch. Bella was born in Suchedniów, Poland on September 25, 1925, the youngest of a family of ten children. Her parents and five siblings were murdered in the Holocaust. Bella and three of her sisters survived the war working as slave labourers in an ammunitions factory in Skarzysko-Kamienna. They were liberated by Russian troops on January 16, 1945, and made their way to the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp, where they reunited with a brother who had survived Auschwitz. Bella volunteered for nursing training by a Jewish refugee agency, and worked as a nurse in the camp from 1946 to 1948. In 1948, she joined her sister Paula in Toronto, where she worked as a nurse's aide and married Mayer, a fellow survivor who she had known from Feldafing. Born November 10, 1914 in Vilna (Vilnius), he was the sole survivor of a family of six children. He lived in the Vilna ghetto and worked in a factory making window panes for German barracks; he was later sent to a labour camp in Tallin, Estonia, and then to Stutthof concentration camp. In the final days of the war, he escaped from a subsequent transfer to Dachau concentration camp and was liberated. He spent three months sick in a hospital and ended up in Feldafing, where he was active in the "Amchu" or "AMCHO" theater group, part of the Jewish Labour Committee. He lived for a year in France, and immigrated to Canada in May, 1949. Bella and Mayer moved to Montreal in 1950 and opened a fabric store. Mayer passed away in 2001, and Bella in 2014.
Accession No.
2014.10.07
Name Access
Herscovitch, Toby
Places
Feldafing, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Illustrated Jubillee Journal

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76494
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Journal : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, Black, Blue ; Ht: 29 cm x W: 21 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Journal : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, Black, Blue ; Ht: 29 cm x W: 21 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1945-1946
Physical Condition
Poor
Language
Yiddish
English
Notes
36 pages, bound with 2 metal staples. All but bottom 5 cm of front cover contains hand-drawn illustration, blue with beige border. At top, Yiddish block text in rectangle on slight diagonal, with '1945' above and '1946' below. Beneath text, large image of a stage with an ornate pillar with a carved figure wearing a crown on each side, connected by an arch topped with more ornamentation, including a nymph-like head and 2 crossed trumpets. Stage curtains are opened, and 'AMCHO' is written in Yiddish text below above stage. Large open book with Yiddish text is superimposed over stage, on diagonal. Beneath illustration, caption reads 'ILLUSTRATED JUBILLEE JOURNAL / Edited by Dramat. Office "AMCHO" of the Jewish Labour Committee of Feldafing' in English. Inside, journal includes a variety of articles and photographs. All in Yiddish except English caption on cover. Document appears to provide a retrospective look at the activities of the theater group over 1945 and 1946. Narrative: Bella (Beila, Bela) Herling and Mayer (Majer, Meyer, Meir) Abramovitch (Abramovitz, Abramowicz, Abramowitz) were the parents of the donor, Toby Herscovitch. Bella was born in Suchedniów, Poland on September 25, 1925, the youngest of a family of ten children. Her parents and five siblings were murdered in the Holocaust. Bella and three of her sisters survived the war working as slave labourers in an ammunitions factory in Skarzysko-Kamienna. They were liberated by Russian troops on January 16, 1945, and made their way to the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp, where they reunited with a brother who had survived Auschwitz. Bella volunteered for nursing training by a Jewish refugee agency, and worked as a nurse in the camp from 1946 to 1948. In 1948, she joined her sister Paula in Toronto, where she worked as a nurse's aide and married Mayer, a fellow survivor who she had known from Feldafing. Born November 10, 1914 in Vilna (Vilnius), he was the sole survivor of a family of six children. He lived in the Vilna ghetto and worked in a factory making window panes for German barracks; he was later sent to a labour camp in Tallin, Estonia, and then to Stutthof concentration camp. In the final days of the war, he escaped from a subsequent transfer to Dachau concentration camp and was liberated. He spent three months sick in a hospital and ended up in Feldafing, where he was active in the "Amchu" or "AMCHO" theater group, part of the Jewish Labour Committee. He lived for a year in France, and immigrated to Canada in May, 1949. Bella and Mayer moved to Montreal in 1950 and opened a fabric store. Mayer passed away in 2001, and Bella in 2014.
Accession No.
2014.10.21
Name Access
Herscovitch, Toby
Places
Feldafing, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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The Lermans at Feldafing DP Camp

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn90288
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : Printed : photograph : b&w ; Ht: 9,4 cm x W: 6,7 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : Printed : photograph : b&w ; Ht: 9,4 cm x W: 6,7 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
August 6, 1949
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Yiddish
Notes
White, ridged border. A man and a woman hold the hands of a little girl outdoors on a dirt path in front of some trees. The woman is wearinf a dress with a collar that zips up the the front and the man is wearing a dark suit. The child has a bonnet.
Accession No.
2011X.126.30
Name Access
Feigenbaum, Avrum
Places
Feldafing, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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Newspaper clipping

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76488
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Newspaper clipping : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 14,5 cm x W: 10,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Newspaper clipping : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 14,5 cm x W: 10,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1947-04-17]
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
Yiddish
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Square piece of paper cut out of a newspaper. Recto is a photograph of the 'Amchu' theatre group at Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp. Mayer Abramowicz is among those sitting in the front. Caption in Yiddish. On verso, articles in Yiddish. Narrative: Bella (Beila, Bela) Herling and Mayer (Majer, Meyer, Meir) Abramovitch (Abramovitz, Abramowicz, Abramowitz) were the parents of the donor, Toby Herscovitch. Bella was born in Suchedniów, Poland on September 25, 1925, the youngest of a family of ten children. Her parents and five siblings were murdered in the Holocaust. Bella and three of her sisters survived the war working as slave labourers in an ammunitions factory in Skarzysko-Kamienna. They were liberated by Russian troops on January 16, 1945, and made their way to the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp, where they reunited with a brother who had survived Auschwitz. Bella volunteered for nursing training by a Jewish refugee agency, and worked as a nurse in the camp from 1946 to 1948. In 1948, she joined her sister Paula in Toronto, where she worked as a nurse's aide and married Mayer, a fellow survivor who she had known from Feldafing. Born November 10, 1914 in Vilna (Vilnius), he was the sole survivor of a family of six children. He lived in the Vilna ghetto and worked in a factory making window panes for German barracks; he was later sent to a labour camp in Tallin, Estonia, and then to Stutthof concentration camp. In the final days of the war, he escaped from a subsequent transfer to Dachau concentration camp and was liberated. He spent three months sick in a hospital and ended up in Feldafing, where he was active in the "Amchu" or "AMCHO" theater group, part of the Jewish Labour Committee. He lived for a year in France, and immigrated to Canada in May, 1949. Bella and Mayer moved to Montreal in 1950 and opened a fabric store. Mayer passed away in 2001, and Bella in 2014.
Accession No.
2014.10.13
Name Access
Herscovitch, Toby
Places
Feldafing ?, Germany, 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
textual record
Physical Description
Program : Paper : Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 29,5 cm x W: 21 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Program : Paper : Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 29,5 cm x W: 21 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1947-04-17]
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Yiddish
Notes
1 horizontal page, folded once vertically to make a four-panel booklet, then folded once horizontally and once vertically. "Amchu" emblem of a harp printed on cover (left panel, verso). Document is a program for a performance of the Dybbuk by the "AMCHO" [aka "Amchu"] artists' group in Feldafing. Maier Abramowicz is part of the cast. Narrative: Bella (Beila, Bela) Herling and Mayer (Majer, Meyer, Meir) Abramovitch (Abramovitz, Abramowicz, Abramowitz) were the parents of the donor, Toby Herscovitch. Bella was born in Suchedniów, Poland on September 25, 1925, the youngest of a family of ten children. Her parents and five siblings were murdered in the Holocaust. Bella and three of her sisters survived the war working as slave labourers in an ammunitions factory in Skarzysko-Kamienna. They were liberated by Russian troops on January 16, 1945, and made their way to the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp, where they reunited with a brother who had survived Auschwitz. Bella volunteered for nursing training by a Jewish refugee agency, and worked as a nurse in the camp from 1946 to 1948. In 1948, she joined her sister Paula in Toronto, where she worked as a nurse's aide and married Mayer, a fellow survivor who she had known from Feldafing. Born November 10, 1914 in Vilna (Vilnius), he was the sole survivor of a family of six children. He lived in the Vilna ghetto and worked in a factory making window panes for German barracks; he was later sent to a labour camp in Tallin, Estonia, and then to Stutthof concentration camp. In the final days of the war, he escaped from a subsequent transfer to Dachau concentration camp and was liberated. He spent three months sick in a hospital and ended up in Feldafing, where he was active in the "Amchu" or "AMCHO" theater group, part of the Jewish Labour Committee. He lived for a year in France, and immigrated to Canada in May, 1949. Bella and Mayer moved to Montreal in 1950 and opened a fabric store. Mayer passed away in 2001, and Bella in 2014.
Accession No.
2014.10.15
Name Access
Herscovitch, Toby
Places
Feldafing , Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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