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Alice Eckstein and relatives

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper ; Ht: 8 cm x W: 9.2 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: 8 cm x W: 9.2 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1951
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
b&w with white border, urban scene. Henia, Maurice and Alice Eckstein standing next to each other, holding arms, in the middle of the street. Black cars parked on both sides of the street.
Accession No.
2012X.14.41
Name Access
Shenkier, Maurice
Places
Vichy, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Alice Eckstein on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn45673
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 8 cm x W: 9,9 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: 8 cm x W: 9,9 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1941
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
B&w photograph with a white border on three sides. An outdoor portrait of a fashionably dressed woman in black, leaning against the railing of a boardwalk known as Promenade des Anglais. The Plage des Ponchettes and the old pier can be seen in the background. The woman in the photograph is Alice Eckstein.
Accession No.
2000.84.47
Name Access
Shenkier, Maurice
Places
Nice, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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ARBOUR, Abram

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date of Birth
1918
Date of Death
August 23, 1944
Place of Burial
Calvados, France
Cemetery
Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
27
Enlistment No.
H-19489
Rank
Warrant Officer Class II
Unit
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
Notes
Warrant Officer Abram Arbour of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was killed in action at Falaise. He was awarded the Military Cross, according to a Department of National Defence release (P.N. 51-45) of February 6, 1945. The citation accompanying the award read: "During the night of August 7, 1944, an infantry regiment attacked and captured the town of Fonteney-le-Marmion. On consolidation one of the companies was allotted the defence of the northern section of the town in the vicinity of battalion headquarters. During the early hours of the morning, August 8, the enemy shelled and mortared the town very heavily. The company commander was wounded and C.S.M. Arbour immediately took over command of the company and completed reorganization of the defence position. At approximately 8 a.m. an enemy counterattack in some strength moved against the company position. This attack was pinned down by small-arms fire, and C.S.M. Arbour personally formed and led a counterattack force to mop up the enemy. With utter disregard for personal danger and with absolute confidence he formed a composite force. Under covering fire from 11 and 12 platoons, they assaulted and killed or captured the enemy force which threatened his company position. C.S.M. Arbour, by his speed in handling a difficult situation, and his superb courage, was directly responsible for the battalion holding and consolidating the objective.” He enlisted with the Canadian Army on September 11, 1939, and went overseas on Aug. 24, 1940. He took part in the fighting at Caen and Dieppe.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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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
Images
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Autograph Book

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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
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
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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BACKLER, Herman

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
  1 image  
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date of Birth
December 08, 1923
Date of Death
August 18, 1944
Place of Burial
Pas de Calais, Leubringhen, France
Cemetery
Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen
Age at Time of Death
20
Enlistment No.
R-195442
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Flight Sergeant Herman Backler, of Montreal, Quebec, who was listed missing after active service on August 18, 1944, was for official purposes presumed dead (R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. 1193) on May 14, 1945. He enlisted in the air force on November 1, 1942, and graduated from No. 9 Bombing and Gunnery School at Mont Joli, Quebec.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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BAKEMAN, Edward Henry

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Date of Death
April 14, 1943
Place of Burial
Sarthe, France
Cemetery
Le Mans West Cemetery
Enlistment No.
R-141597
Rank
Sergeant
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Sergeant Edward Bakeman, of Hollywood, California, was reporting missing after air operations on April 14, 1943, and was subsequently presumed dead.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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BEIGLEMAN, David

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
  1 image  
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date of Birth
July 12, 1923
Date of Death
August 10, 1944
Place of Burial
Calvados, France
Cemetery
Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
21
Enlistment No.
D-139356
Rank
Private
Unit
New Brunswick Rangers, R.C.I.C.
Notes
Private David Beigleman of Montreal was reported killed in action in France on August 10, 1944, according to an official announcement. He enlisted in the army in October 1942 and proceeded overseas in September 1943. Private Beigleman was born in Poland. Three brothers were also in the service: Ben, with the Black Watch (R.H.R.); Harry, with the Essex Scottish Regiment; and Morris, with the Canadian Provost Corps.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
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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
  2 images  
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
Images
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