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E. Phillip Schachter.

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Collection
E. Phillip Schachter.
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Env. 807 photographs. - 0.02 textual records. - 30 artefacts.
Fonds No.
P0242
Scope and Content
The documents portion of the collection consists of a file of correspondence sent home from overseas by serviceman E. Phillip Schachter, in 1945, as well as his 2006 obituary, with a brief biography written by his son. There are four family photograph albums, respectively containing 310, 232, 56, a…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
E. Phillip Schachter.
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Env. 807 photographs. - 0.02 textual records. - 30 artefacts.
Scope and Content
The documents portion of the collection consists of a file of correspondence sent home from overseas by serviceman E. Phillip Schachter, in 1945, as well as his 2006 obituary, with a brief biography written by his son. There are four family photograph albums, respectively containing 310, 232, 56, and 209 photographs, as well as a few clippings, ephemeral items, cards, notes, and lists. The album chronologically span the years 1900-1954, with the two earliest albums respectively documenting the families of Phillip Schachter's father and mother, Harry Aaron Schachter and Ada Ethel Haid, and the subsequent one covering the early years of Phillip Schachter's parents' life together. These earlier albums include pictures in uniform from the first World War. The last album includes images from Phillip Schachter's service in the World War II and his own marriage and family after the war. The locations of the subjects in the albums are primarily of Winnipeg and St. Andrews, Manitoba, the prairies of Saskatchewan (Readlyn Sask, about 1920), New York and California. The artifacts portion of the collection is comprised of a small wooden box holding pins, buttons and other small memorabilia (26 items), as well as a set of military dog-tags and 3 shoulder patch insignia badges
Date
1900-2006.
Fonds No.
P0242
History Biographical
E. Phillip Schachter was born on September 22, 1922 in Winnipeg. After obtaining a commerce degree in 1943 he volunteered for the Canadian army, and was sent overseas in January 1945, eight months before the end of WWII. After the war he took over the family business. In 1947, Philip married Lee Nitikman and they had four children (Harry, Seema, Miral and Saul). In time, he opened a clothing store and started a mail-order business selling western wear across Canada. In 1965, he went back to school to become a lawyer. He loved his second career as a lawyer and highly-regarded Crown prosecutor in Manitoba. Philip Schachter passed away on October 21, 2006
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Harry Schachter, son of E. Phillip Schachter
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
Documents

P0242-Schachter-Londonletter1945.pdf

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