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1941-1946: Book of mourning, grief, sadness, tearful, weep, tragedie and shudder terrible death

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : bound, printed, photography, glued : beige, black, brown ; Ht: 31,1 cm x W: 21 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : bound, printed, photography, glued : beige, black, brown ; Ht: 31,1 cm x W: 21 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1941-1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hebrew
English
Notes
hardcover binding, with brown fabric tape covering the spine and part of the cardboard cover; a layer of black, faux leather finishing is glued on top of the cover, with the corners cut off exposing the original brown cardboard surface; 3 additional small pieces of paper have been glued onto the front cover; the top 2 pieces of paper show text in Hebrew ? and/or Yiddish ? (needs verification) and the bottom piece has been written in English. The original use of the book was a sales book, and the pages are beige and have red horizontal and vertical lines throughout; the spine is held together with string. Additional pieces of paper have been glued onto the inside covers and pages; scraps of newspaper (text and photos) have been glued into each page; dates have been written in pencil on each article. 2 additional paper and string bound booklets were tucked at the end of the scrapbook; they are not attached to the rest of the book; these also contain newspaper articles. Narrative: book of newspaper clippings from apparently Kanader Adler concerning fate of Jews in Europe as well as news of deaths of Jewish Canadian servicemen
Accession No.
1991.41.01
Name Access
Barza, Sidney
Places
Montreal ?, Canada?, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : paper : Ink : beige, black ; Ht: 22,5 cm x W: 19,8 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : paper : Ink : beige, black ; Ht: 22,5 cm x W: 19,8 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
August 1958
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
Notes
6 pages, single sided. There are page numbers in the bottom right corner of each page. In which Chana Zilberbogen gives her life story and testifies of the persecution the family endured during WW2. 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 Brens camp and then to Rivesaltes camp in the South of France before being released. Chana was then hospitalized and spent the war hidden in a Sanatorium in Mazamet from 1940 to 1947. 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.
2012.15.188
Name Access
Peltier, Cécile
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : paper : Ink : beige, black, green ; Ht: 22,5 cm x W: 19,8 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : paper : Ink : beige, black, green ; Ht: 22,5 cm x W: 19,8 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
August 1958
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
Notes
2 pages, single sided. Page numbers in the bottom right corner. Sworn statement from Zali Friedman (nee Adler), testifying of her realtionship to the Zilberbogen family. 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 Brens camp and then to Rivesaltes camp in the South of France before being released. Chana was then hospitalized and spent the war hidden in a Sanatorium in Mazamet from 1940 to 1947. 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.
2012.15.189
Name Access
Peltier, Cécile
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Beige, black, grey. ; Ht: 35 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
Affidavit : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Beige, black, grey. ; Ht: 35 cm x W: 21 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 23, 1950
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Single-sided page with multiple stamps on back, portrait front B.L, signed. Affidavit with photo in to be used in lieu of passport, sworn statement proving the identity of stateless individual in order to travel to the US and return to Canada. Among other statements made, Simcha Kruk states that he has no connection with the Polish Communist Party. Narrative: Simcha-Binem Kruk was born on 1912/8/2 in Lipno, Poland. His parents were Abram Jacob and Esther (nee Dvoyra) Kruk. He fled central Europe to live in Shanghai until he was able to receive a Visa to North America. He moved to Canada on 1948/6/30 and was granted status as a landed immigrant on 1948/8/4. He worked as a barber.
Accession No.
1997.15.06
Name Access
Kruk, Simcha
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Less detail
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Grey, black, white, purple ; Ht: 28 cm x W: 21,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Grey, black, white, purple ; Ht: 28 cm x W: 21,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
April 04, 1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Double-sided page, two holes punched on left edge, staple punctures on top, portrait of cardholder with embossed seal of the Supreme Court on bottom left, creased horizontally and vertically, entitled Affidavit In Lieu of A Passport. Lists seven sworn statements of identity by the card holder, along with a basic physical description. Used as a temporary passport for stateless refugees, valid for one approved journey. Stamps on back contain information about trip. Herbert Isselbacher had to acquire this affidavit to visit his brother in New York City while not yet a citizen of Canada. Narrative: Isaac Herbert Isselbacher was born 1919-11-20 in Isselbach, Germany. His brother was Helmut Isselbacher, born 1921-12-20. Their father was Jacob Isselbacher, born 1883-08-05. They had an uncle and aunt, David and Betty Loewenstein, who lived in New York City with their two children. Isaac left Germany on 1939-07-29, hoping to join his relatives in NYC. He only had the time to get to London, England before the war broke out and started working in a factory. He was arrested at his workplace as an ‘enemy alien’ and sent to Canada for internment in 1940. Isaac was interned in Camp N in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was drafted into the Works Program Division for woodworking and net-making. In 1940, he received a last letter from his parents which suggested their imminent deportation. After his release, circa November 1942, Isaac worked as a locksmith. He married Fanny Azeff on 1943-12-26 at the Bnai Jacob synagogue in Montreal. Fanny was born on 1921-12-23 in Canada, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Azeff. Isaac was naturalized as a Canadian citizen on 1946-06-08. Fanny was naturalized on 1946-08-30 (she had lost her citizenship by marrying Isaac). Isaac’s brother, Helmut Isselbacher, was deported with Transport XXII A from Dossin casern in Mechelen (Malines), Belgium to Auschwitz Birkenau, Poland on 1943-09-20. Of the 2,450 people on the transport, 100 men were selected to work –including Helmut- and the remainder prisoners were gassed. Helmut was made to work as a welder, and was soon fitting new pipes for the gas chamber. He suffered a nervous breakdown as a result. As he was a valued welder, he was transferred to a labour camp in Upper Silesia (Poland) where he remained for two years. As the Russian army advanced, the 6,000 prisoners of this camp were evacuated by train. Helmut remembered being forced to march as the other prisoners died from exhaustion. When liberation was announced, the survivors travelled by ship from Luebeck, Germany, to Sweden with the aid of the Red Cross. After recovery, Helmut decided to remain in Sweden as a welder. Upon learning of his brother’s survival, Helmut travelled to New York in April 1946 to meet with him and their Loewenstein relatives. Afterwards, Helmut travelled to Canada bringing with him a washing machine and bras as late wedding presents for his brother and Fanny. By 1946-08-12, their parents were presumed dead and the two sons inquired into their estate. They received a deed for the land and travelled to the estate to discover that the current owner of their house was their old maid and her son had become the town mayor. Various disputes arose with the current ‘owners’ who believed the Isselbacher family dead. Isaac wished to discuss a settlement, but the mayor’s mother –not realizing Fanny understood German- called the neighbours at work to warn them not to come home as the Isselbacher sons had resurfaced. Payment for the land had reportedly been sent to Israel, though no documentation could be provided.
Accession No.
1999.1.191
Name Access
Issley, Jason
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Grey, black, white, purple ; Ht: 27 cm x W: 21,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Grey, black, white, purple ; Ht: 27 cm x W: 21,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
April 04, 1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Double-sided page, two holes punched on left edge, staple punctures on top, portrait of cardholder with embossed seal of the Supreme Court on bottom left, creased horizontally and vertically, entitled Affidavit In Lieu of A Passport. Lists seven sworn statements of identity by the card holder, along with a basic physical description. Used as a temporary passport for stateless refugees, valid for one approved journey. Stamps on back contain information about trip. Fanny Isselbacher used this affidavit to visit her brother-in-law because she had not yet re-acquired Canadian citizenship. Fanny Azeff was born a Canadian citizen. She lost her citizenship because her husband, Herbert, was stateless. Narrative: Isaac Herbert Isselbacher was born 1919-11-20 in Isselbach, Germany. His brother was Helmut Isselbacher, born 1921-12-20. Their father was Jacob Isselbacher, born 1883-08-05. They had an uncle and aunt, David and Betty Loewenstein, who lived in New York City with their two children. Isaac left Germany on 1939-07-29, hoping to join his relatives in NYC. He only had the time to get to London, England before the war broke out and started working in a factory. He was arrested at his workplace as an ‘enemy alien’ and sent to Canada for internment in 1940. Isaac was interned in Camp N in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was drafted into the Works Program Division for woodworking and net-making. In 1940, he received a last letter from his parents which suggested their imminent deportation. After his release, circa November 1942, Isaac worked as a locksmith. He married Fanny Azeff on 1943-12-26 at the Bnai Jacob synagogue in Montreal. Fanny was born on 1921-12-23 in Canada, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Azeff. Isaac was naturalized as a Canadian citizen on 1946-06-08. Fanny was naturalized on 1946-08-30 (she had lost her citizenship by marrying Isaac). Isaac’s brother, Helmut Isselbacher, was deported with Transport XXII A from Dossin casern in Mechelen (Malines), Belgium to Auschwitz Birkenau, Poland on 1943-09-20. Of the 2,450 people on the transport, 100 men were selected to work –including Helmut- and the remainder prisoners were gassed. Helmut was made to work as a welder, and was soon fitting new pipes for the gas chamber. He suffered a nervous breakdown as a result. As he was a valued welder, he was transferred to a labour camp in Upper Silesia (Poland) where he remained for two years. As the Russian army advanced, the 6,000 prisoners of this camp were evacuated by train. Helmut remembered being forced to march as the other prisoners died from exhaustion. When liberation was announced, the survivors travelled by ship from Luebeck, Germany, to Sweden with the aid of the Red Cross. After recovery, Helmut decided to remain in Sweden as a welder. Upon learning of his brother’s survival, Helmut travelled to New York in April 1946 to meet with him and their Loewenstein relatives. Afterwards, Helmut travelled to Canada bringing with him a washing machine and bras as late wedding presents for his brother and Fanny. By 1946-08-12, their parents were presumed dead and the two sons inquired into their estate. They received a deed for the land and travelled to the estate to discover that the current owner of their house was their old maid and her son had become the town mayor. Various disputes arose with the current ‘owners’ who believed the Isselbacher family dead. Isaac wished to discuss a settlement, but the mayor’s mother –not realizing Fanny understood German- called the neighbours at work to warn them not to come home as the Isselbacher sons had resurfaced. Payment for the land had reportedly been sent to Israel, though no documentation could be provided.
Accession No.
1999.1.192
Name Access
Issley, Jason
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Brown, black ; Ht: 28 cm x W: 22 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Affidavit : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Brown, black ; Ht: 28 cm x W: 22 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Paper with message written on bottom half, spaces left to include address and details, unsigned. Written as a declaration of intention for bringing goods into Canada. Helmut Isselbacher declares a washing machine that he bought in New York and intends to present to his brother and his bride in Montreal as a late wedding gift. Narrative: Isaac Herbert Isselbacher was born 1919-11-20 in Isselbach, Germany. His brother was Helmut Isselbacher, born 1921-12-20. Their father was Jacob Isselbacher, born 1883-08-05. They had an uncle and aunt, David and Betty Loewenstein, who lived in New York City with their two children. Isaac left Germany on 1939-07-29, hoping to join his relatives in NYC. He only had the time to get to London, England before the war broke out and started working in a factory. He was arrested at his workplace as an ‘enemy alien’ and sent to Canada for internment in 1940. Isaac was interned in Camp N in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was drafted into the Works Program Division for woodworking and net-making. In 1940, he received a last letter from his parents which suggested their imminent deportation. After his release, circa November 1942, Isaac worked as a locksmith. He married Fanny Azeff on 1943-12-26 at the Bnai Jacob synagogue in Montreal. Fanny was born on 1921-12-23 in Canada, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Azeff. Isaac was naturalized as a Canadian citizen on 1946-06-08. Fanny was naturalized on 1946-08-30 (she had lost her citizenship by marrying Isaac). Isaac’s brother, Helmut Isselbacher, was deported with Transport XXII A from Dossin casern in Mechelen (Malines), Belgium to Auschwitz Birkenau, Poland on 1943-09-20. Of the 2,450 people on the transport, 100 men were selected to work –including Helmut- and the remainder prisoners were gassed. Helmut was made to work as a welder, and was soon fitting new pipes for the gas chamber. He suffered a nervous breakdown as a result. As he was a valued welder, he was transferred to a labour camp in Upper Silesia (Poland) where he remained for two years. As the Russian army advanced, the 6,000 prisoners of this camp were evacuated by train. Helmut remembered being forced to march as the other prisoners died from exhaustion. When liberation was announced, the survivors travelled by ship from Luebeck, Germany, to Sweden with the aid of the Red Cross. After recovery, Helmut decided to remain in Sweden as a welder. Upon learning of his brother’s survival, Helmut travelled to New York in April 1946 to meet with him and their Loewenstein relatives. Afterwards, Helmut travelled to Canada bringing with him a washing machine and bras as late wedding presents for his brother and Fanny. By 1946-08-12, their parents were presumed dead and the two sons inquired into their estate. They received a deed for the land and travelled to the estate to discover that the current owner of their house was their old maid and her son had become the town mayor. Various disputes arose with the current ‘owners’ who believed the Isselbacher family dead. Isaac wished to discuss a settlement, but the mayor’s mother –not realizing Fanny understood German- called the neighbours at work to warn them not to come home as the Isselbacher sons had resurfaced. Payment for the land had reportedly been sent to Israel, though no documentation could be provided.
Accession No.
1999.1.1082
Name Access
Issley, Jason
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Alice and Aaron Eckstein at a wedding

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn45852
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper ; Ht: 9 cm x W: 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: 9 cm x W: 9 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1956
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
b&w with white border, indoor scene. Alice Eckstein and her father Aaron Eckstein standing in front of shiny curtains, in a room with flowers and sofa. Alice wearing a sinhy dress, long white gloves and holding Aaron's arm. Aaron wearing a black tuxedo with a bow tie on the occasion of Maurice Shenkier's wedding. The wedding took place at Chevra Kadisha.
Accession No.
2012X.14.40
Name Access
Shenkier, Maurice
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Anka Voticky holding certificate

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn49725
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper : photography : pink, white, multi-coloured ; Ht: 5 7/8 in. x W: 4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper : photography : pink, white, multi-coloured ; Ht: 5 7/8 in. x W: 4 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
June 6, 1995
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
color, elderly woman (Anka Voticky) holding her Golden Age Association Certificate of Honour. Anka Voticky passed away in June 2014.
Accession No.
2000.41.15
Name Access
Voticky, Anka
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Announcement

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51289
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Announcement : paper : Ink : Black, White ; Ht: 9 in. x W: 12 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Announcement : paper : Ink : Black, White ; Ht: 9 in. x W: 12 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 9, 1965
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Yiddish
Notes
1 page, one-sided. English text on the left side, Yiddish text on the right side. Announces a national liberation rally in Ottawa in May 1965.
Accession No.
2011X.359.04
Name Access
Zablow, Lou
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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