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Mannie Lecker Fonds

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Collection
Mannie Lecker Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
.4m of mixed material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of wartime memorabilia and propaganda collected by Mr. Lecker during his service in Europe in World War II.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Mannie Lecker Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
.4m of mixed material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of wartime memorabilia and propaganda collected by Mr. Lecker during his service in Europe in World War II.
Date
1885-2005 (predominant 1942-1945)
Storage Location
7-3F 7-3G
Creator
Mannie Lecker
History Biographical
Mr. Lecker was born and raised in Montreal. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II and served as ground maintenance crew in the Air Force. Mr. Lecker was present during D-Day invasion, June 06, 1944 and marched across Europe, specifically through France, Holland and Germany. During his time in Europe, Mr. Lecker collected and saved wartime propaganda and memorabilia. Upon discharge from the Forces Mr. Lecker returned to Montreal but travelled often across Canada as a travelling salesman. Mr. Lecker passed away in Montreal in December 2007.
Custodial History
Initial donation was made in 1978 by Mr. Lecker to Paul Trepman, then director of the JPL. In 2005, Mr. Lecker was reconnected to the Library and Archives and made two further donations in 2005 and 2006. The last donation of Mr. Lecker's service medals was made in 2008 after his death.
Name Access
Lecker, Mannie, d.December 2007
Subjects
Veterans, Jewish - Canada
World War, 1939-1945 - Veterans
World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives
Medals
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Spirit lamp

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Collection
Mannie Lecker Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 object
Fonds No.
1043; 026
Scope and Content
Consists of one spirit lamp, brass.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Mannie Lecker Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 object
Scope and Content
Consists of one spirit lamp, brass.
Date
1885
Fonds No.
1043
File No.
026
Storage Location
7-3G, Box 002
History Biographical
During their march across Europe, Royal Canadian Air Force ground crew had to dig "graves" beside their camoflauged planes in which to sleep. At one farm in Normandy, Mr. Lecker made friends with a farmer because he was the only one who spoke French. The farmer gave Mr. Lecker this spirit lamp to keep warm and to light up his "grave".
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945
Lecker, Mannie, d. Dec. 27, 2007
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Less detail
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