Warrant Officer Syd Cohen of Winnipeg, Manitoba, died in the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg following an accident at No. 7 Bombing and Gunnery School at Paulson, Manitoba. He joined the air force soon after the outbreak of war. He trained at Portage la Prairie and Toronto and received his wings at Rockcliffe. He served as a pilot at various stations in Manitoba and was posted to Paulson in 1942 as a staff pilot.
Private Benjamin Grower was born in Romania and resided in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He received discharges three times (April 1915, July 1915, and March 1917) for medical reasons before joining. He died of phthisis (tuberculosis).
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : White, Black, Blue ; Ht: 9 1/2 in. x W: 8 in.
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July 12, 1951
1 page, single-sided. Folded once vertically and twice horizontally. Printed on letterhead of the Canadian Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Immigration Branch. Document is a letter to Leon Streifler in Winnipeg, stating that his application for the admission of the Heiss family to Canada was approved. He is asked to forward this letter to the family in Newe Haim, Israel. Narrative: Salomon and Sara Heiss were the parents of the donor, Erika Bloom. The Heiss family fled Nazi-occupied Vienna in 1938, after Salomon was arrested and detained in Dachau for 3 days. They survived the war in Shanghai, immigrated to Israel in 1949, and eventually settled in Montreal.