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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Cap : woven, sewn, machine, printed : beige, purple ; Ht: 9 cm x W: 13 cm x De: 28,7 cm
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Cap : woven, sewn, machine, printed : beige, purple ; Ht: 9 cm x W: 13 cm x De: 28,7 cm
Other Title Information
Clothing, Headwear
Date
1940
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Woven canvas with different panels sewn together. In the shape of a half circle, with straight ends; one end is wider than the other. 3 main panels: outter brim, sides and top. The outter brim is attached at the bottom edge, but is loose at the top and follows the shape of the side panels, only is slightly smaller. When opened, the top is an oval shape. Narrative: Cap made in camp Athlit, Palestine. Material used came from ship S.S.Patria which was sunk in the port of Haifa. Original owner, Erich Winterstein, did not know how to swim; he clung to the wreckage until he was rescued by the British army.
Accession No.
1991.19.02
Name Access
Winterstein, Lilli
Places
Athlit, Palestine, Asia
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Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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Certificate

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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Certificate : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 10 1/8 in. x W: 7 3/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Certificate : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 10 1/8 in. x W: 7 3/8 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
August 15, 1939
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
Notes
1 page, single-sided. Folded once horizontally and once vertically. Printed on letterhead of Hitachduth Olej Germania wa Olej Austria. Document certifies that Paula Pollak (n ée Trompeter), living in Tel Aviv, has applied for an immigration permit for her sister, Chane Trompeter. Narrative: Chana (Chane, Annie) (Trompeter) Berkowicz was the mother of the donor, Jack (Jacques) 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. Her sister Paula was smuggled out of Europe into Palestine. Tuwja (Tuwyas, Tuwia, Tuvia, Tobias) Bercowicz (Berkowicz) was the donor's father. 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. 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.
2005.01.28
Name Access
Berkowicz, Jack
Places
Tel Aviv, Israel (Palestine), Asia
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : ink : Beige, black ; Ht: 14 cm x W: 10,7 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : ink : Beige, black ; Ht: 14 cm x W: 10,7 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
April 18, 1943
Language
English
Notes
Printed form, filled with machine typed message. Address of the addressee is handwritten in a rectangular frame on top centre. Letter sent from Golda Thaler to Serge Philipson in Galway. 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.
2002.08.372
Name Access
Levy, Rachel
Places
Tel Aviv, Israel (Palestine), Asia
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Beige ; Ht: 13,2 cm x W: 10,8 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Beige ; Ht: 13,2 cm x W: 10,8 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
June 29, 1943
Language
English
Notes
Printed form, filled with machine typed message. Address of the addressee is handwritten in a rectangular frame on top centre. Letter sent from Golda Thaler to Serge Philipson in Dublin. 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.
2002.08.373
Name Access
Levy, Rachel
Places
Tel Aviv, Israel (Palestine), Asia
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Money box : Blue, White ; Ht: 4 7/8 in. x W: 3 7/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Money box : Blue, White ; Ht: 4 7/8 in. x W: 3 7/8 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
1920-1929
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Hebrew
Notes
Rectangular box with slot on top, and hinged opening on the bottom. Map of Israel on the front, and the Star of David on the back. Triangular hook on back.
Accession No.
2011X.58.215
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Palestine, Asia
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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