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.