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Alice and Pela Eckstein at the beach

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn45822
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper ; Ht: 13.7 cm x W: 8.8 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper ; Ht: 13.7 cm x W: 8.8 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[ca. 1940-1942]
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
b&w with white border, oudoor scene. Two women standing on a pebble beach, in front of sea. Alice Eckstein is on the right, wearing a white swimsuit with flowers. Pela is on the left, wearing a black swimsuit.
Accession No.
2012X.14.05
Name Access
Shenkier, Maurice
Places
Nice, 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 : 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 : 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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Autograph Book

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn47991
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Autograph Book : leather work, handwritten, photography, graphic arts : brown, beige, multi-coloured ; Ht: 20,2 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
textual record
Physical Description
Autograph Book : leather work, handwritten, photography, graphic arts : brown, beige, multi-coloured ; Ht: 20,2 cm x W: 17,4 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1938-July 9, 1943
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Yiddish
German
Italian
Spanish
Notes
110 pages. Hardcover, cardboard bound with glue and fabric. Cover is brown leather with a crocodile-skin pattern and a silver key-clasp; the edges and corners are rounded and the page edges are gilded; the binding fabric is red. Inside covers have a printed abstract pattern with multi-coloured smears of paint along the verticle axis. Interior pages are beige; primarily used as an autograph book. Autographs are found throughout in blue, black, green and purple inks, or in pencil. Drawings have been done in ink or pencil. One b&w photograph is attached to its own page: shows a woman in a dress, crouching outside on the ground, on a matt, with one arm extended as if to crawl, there is surrounding greenery with a mountain in the background. 2 pages of pressed flowers are found in the book: the first has only a 4-leaf clover; the second is filled with wildflowers, with stalks of wheat in the center. Many pages of the book are still blank. Book belonged to German Jewish woman named Hanna Landé. Narrative: Autographs, well-wishes and drawings to Hanna Landé. Written before and during her internment in Gurs internment camp. Earliest autograph dates from 1938. Hanna was in Paris in 1939, and in Villerbon in Dec. 1939. From July 1940 to June 1943, she was interned at Gurs. Gurs was an internment camp in south-western France along the Spanish border; it was originally used by the French to intern prisoners from the Spanish Civil War. On May 21, 1940, the Vichy government incarcerated German and other Axis citizens, as well as sympathizers at the camp, adding them to the existing Spanish population. When the armistice was signed with Germany, the Vichy government liberated the prisoners and burned the records (August to October 1940). The Nazis took over the camp in October 1940, filling it with Jews from other camps, Spaniards, and other "undesirables". There were numerous escapes from the camp (755 recorded) and it was only moderately secure, without the gun towers and a barbed wire fence only a few feet high. As of August 6, 1942, the camp's Jews were deported, usually to Drancy and from there on to Auschwitz.
Accession No.
2008.01.01
Name Access
Wendt, Wulfram
Places
France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Chaja Kaszemacher

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn78386
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : printed : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 9,6 cm x W: 7,1 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : printed : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 9,6 cm x W: 7,1 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1932
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
B&W photograph. Outdoors. A young woman is laying in the grass with a tennis racquet. She is wearing a white outfit with a black belt. The photograph shows her head and torso. A hand is placed on her shoulder. Narrative: Chaja Kaszemacher, nee Bajwelcwajg, was born in Warsaw, Poland. She lived in Paris where she gave birth to Jacques and Janine Kaszemacher. She died on 1943-10-26 in the Drancy transit camp near Paris, France.
Accession No.
2014.24.01
Name Access
Kasma, Puck
Places
Paris, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Dictionnaire: Français-Allemand / Deutsch-Französisch

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn47742
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : printed, bound : red, black, beige ; Ht: 13,6 cm x W: 10,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : printed, bound : red, black, beige ; Ht: 13,6 cm x W: 10,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1932
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
French
Notes
791 pages. Hardcover, cardboard bound with string. Cover is alternating black and red veritical stripes, with the title printed in white at the top, in front of a red rectangle with a black border; the title is also printed horizontally on the spine, with a floral motif at the bottom. Interior pages are beige, written in dictionary format, with the introduction in French.
Accession No.
2002.45.01
Name Access
Lichtenstein, Sarah Sybill
Places
Paris, 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
textual record
Physical Description
Envelope : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Blue, Green ; Ht: 4 3/8 in. x W: 5 3/4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Envelope : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Blue, Green ; Ht: 4 3/8 in. x W: 5 3/4 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1939-November 21, 1950
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
1 envelope. Two postage stamps affixed at top right corner: one b&w 50 franc stamp and one blue and white 40 franc stamp next to it, both with scenes of mountainous landscapes. At bottom left, two identical green-and-white 2 franc stamps affixed vertically, one on top of the other. Ink stamps at bottom left and top placed over postal stamps. Envelope addressed in blue ink to Mr. and Mrs. Berkowicz in Montreal. Sender's name and address, also in blue ink, along top edge of verso. Sent by Miss Leumartin in Bernac-Dessus, France. Narrative: Tuwja (Tuwyas, Tuwia, Tuvia, Tobias) Bercowicz (Berkowicz) was the father of the donor, Jack (Jacques) Berkowicz. Born in Vilna, Tuwyas immigrated to Belgium in 1933 and when Belgium fell to Nazi Germany in 1940, he fled to France, hoping to reach Morocco by boat from Marseilles. The donor's mother, Chana (Chane, Annie) (Trompeter) Berkowicz, born in Mielec, Poland, was living in Vienna, Austria with her parents and two sisters. In 1938, after the German annexation of Austria, the family fled, driving to France via Belgium. Tuwyas and Chana met in Lyon, France in 1941 and married. Their daughter Dorothée was born in 1942. The family attempted to flee France by boat in Marseilles, but were stopped by Vichy police. They fled Marseilles and went south, into the Pyrenees region, living in various small vilages. Their son Jack was born in Bernac-Dessus in 1944. The family survived the war and returned to Brussels from 1945-1948, and then immigrated to Canada with the help of the American Joint Distribution Committee. They were sponsored by Tuwyas' sister Luba, who was already living in Halifax. The Berkowicz family settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2005.01.13
Name Access
Berkowicz, Jack
Places
Bernac-Dessus, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Identification card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn48283
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : paper : Blue ; Ht: 12,4 cm x W: 36 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : paper : Blue ; Ht: 12,4 cm x W: 36 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[ca. 1941]
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
Folded in four, additional sheets of identity card number 0010 in order to record visas and passes that Chana Zilberbogen (Anna, born Wartens) ask for. On second page, one pass that is handwritten to go from Mazamet to Rivesaltes between July 11 and 18, 1941. Narrative: The Zilberbogen were a Jewish family originally from Warsaw (Poland). Mother Chana and daughters Elzbieta (born 1933) and Celinka (born 1937) moved to Belgium in 1939. The father, Szygmundt, an engineer, stayed in Poland. During the Second World War, the mother and daughters were first sent to a transit camp in the South of France before being released. Chana was then hospitalized and spent the war hidden in a Sanatorium in Mazamet. Elzbieta and Celinka were hidden in various locations in the South of France, including a farm and different children's homes run by OSE. Szygmundt was killed in Poland. Chana and her daughters went back to live in Belgium after Liberation until immigrating to Canada in 1951.
Accession No.
2012.15.62
Name Access
Peltier, Cécile
Places
Mazamet, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Identification card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn59814
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Cardstock : Printed, handwritten : Ink : Blue, black, beige. ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 86 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Cardstock : Printed, handwritten : Ink : Blue, black, beige. ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 86 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1939-December 04, 1944
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
Single length of cardstock divided into nine panels by evenly-spaced creases, b&w photo of cardholder on first panel, stamped by the Prefecture of Police from the Direction des Etrangers. Issued to Gregory Zabejinski (born March 23, 1879 in Ismail, Ukraine). Space for visas, personal information, and other relevant data. Narrative: Gregory Hirsch Braude (donor’s father) was born in Smorgon, near Riga, Latvia, on May 23, 1900. Between that time and 1920, his family had moved to Berlin, Germany. Vera Braude, née Zabejinski, was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1908. In 1920, Vera’s family moved to Berlin, Germany. Gregory met Vera Zabejinski (born on June 23, 1908, in Moscow) at a masked ball in 1929 and then got married. They remained in Berlin until the spring of 1938 and moved to Paris, France. Their daughter, Marina was born there on January 17, 1940. Around 1941, Gregory, Vera, their daughter Marina, and Johanan (one of Gregory’s elder brothers) escaped Paris towards Marseilles. Then they were smuggled out to Lisbon, Portugal. While in Lisbon, the family got visas for Cuba and left for Havana aboard the Serpa Pinto. They remained there for approximately six months. The family later moved to New York City after Gregory got a visa for the United States. He and Vera had a son, Alexander, in New York in 1946. In New York, Gregory and Johanan established a business, Braude Brothers Leather Tanning Corporation, while Vera was an artist and a homemaker. Vera’s parents, Rosa Zabejinski (née Belkin, on May 24, 1885) and Gregory Zabejinski (born on March 23, 1879), had joined them in Paris, while her sister, Rufina ("Ina"), hid in a fishing village in France. Rufina had married Marc Beaucourt, a non-Jewish Frenchman. Rufina’s in-laws, the Beaucourt, had arranged to build a hidden room behind their daughter Lydie’s room for Rosa and Gregory to hide into.
Accession No.
2006.24.12
Name Access
Etingin, Marina
Places
Paris, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Invitation

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn49912
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Invitation : Paper : Beige, black ; Ht: 9 cm x W: 28 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Invitation : Paper : Beige, black ; Ht: 9 cm x W: 28 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
March 06, 1938
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
One page folded in two. Deckled edges. 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.
2002.08.278
Name Access
Levy, Rachel
Places
Paris, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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