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BLOOMSTONE-ZLATIS ARCHIVE

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Collection
BLOOMSTONE-ZLATIS ARCHIVE
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
Env. 0.5 metres of textual records. - Env. 215 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0178
Scope and Content
Genealogy of Bloomstone and Zlatis Families (1990-2000). Family Stories by Shirley Sarah (Bloomstone) Angrist (1997-1999), also one by Pessi Blumshtein (1989), all based on family letters and history. Family correspondence from Lithuania and Israel, to Pittsburgh, PA and Montreal, Que. (1936-1986);…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
BLOOMSTONE-ZLATIS ARCHIVE
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
Env. 0.5 metres of textual records. - Env. 215 photographs.
Scope and Content
Genealogy of Bloomstone and Zlatis Families (1990-2000). Family Stories by Shirley Sarah (Bloomstone) Angrist (1997-1999), also one by Pessi Blumshtein (1989), all based on family letters and history. Family correspondence from Lithuania and Israel, to Pittsburgh, PA and Montreal, Que. (1936-1986); the letters are summarized and in many cases translated by the donor. Immigration papers (1936). Yeshiva registration, (1932). Purse that had contained letters (1930s). Declaration of name change (1943). Marriage certificate (1925). Affidavit declaring removal of Grocery store (1963). Folder of the White Star ship containing postcards (1920s and 1930s). Booklet about founding of Kibbutz Ein Hashofet (1937-1938). Various other documents. Assorted stamps. Approximately 190 photographs of family (Lithuania, Canada, Israel) dating from circa 1890 to the 1990s. There are also 2 composite class photos; Morris Winchevsky School 1946, Baron Byng High School 1950. Several additions have been made to the collection since the intiial donation. In 2010, addition of copies of previously untranslated letters dating from 1949-1982, with translations from Yiddish into English attached. From 2013-2017 most of the additions consist of writings by Shirley Sarah Bloomstone Angrist. Added in 2013, a 23 page story 'Malca the Queen,' about Bloomstone Angrist's aunt, based on the translated letters; in 2013, a 3-page essay titled 'Vignettes From World War II', concerning Bloomstone Angrist's childhood recollections of living in Montreal during WWII. The 2014 addition consists of 24 additional family photographs. Added in 2015: Mini-memoir written 2015 about the period 1918-1979 (12 pages). Added in 2017: Four short anecdotal memoir stories written in 2017, mainly about Montreal about the period from the 1930s to the 1970s, titled 'The Sweetness and Sadness of Home', 'Books Forever', 'Hints of Discrimination', and 'Family Holocaust Letters' (a total of 9 pages).
Date
1915-2017.
Fonds No.
P0178
History Biographical
The earliest Bloomstone family members to immigrate to Montreal arrived in the mid 1920s, including the donor's father Velvel (Wolff, or William) Bloomstone, born 1902 in Keidan, Lithuania. The donor's mother Pessl (Zlatis) Bloomstone, born 1904 in Ragola, Lithuania, arrived in Montreal in 1927. The Bloomstone-Zlatis collection contains letters written before and after the Holocaust by family members who had remained behind in Lithuania, and also by relatives who later moved to Israel. Family photographs and various official documents from their immigration and life in Canada are also included in the collection. This material formed the basis for the history-based writings of the donor, Shirley Sarah Bloomstone Angrist, a resident of Pittsburgh at the time of the initial donation in early 2001.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Shirley Bloomstone Angrist in several increments.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P2001/02, P10/15, P12/09, P14/13, P15/25, P17/13.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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