Family register : printed, handwritten : red:beige, green, gold, black ; Ht: 19 cm x W: 12.5 cm
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Hardcover red booklet with gold decoration, containing 18 pages. Inside cover is yellow with gold decorations and the first page is pale green. The details are handwritten in black ink certifiying the marriage of Mindla Elgarten and Icek Rabinowicz. The birthdates of their two children: Daniel and Elise Rabinowicz are recorded on page two. Narrative: Donor is the son of Icek Rabinowicz and Mindla Rabinowicz (born Elgarten). Mindla was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1923 and immigrated to Brussels with her family in 1926. Icek was born in 1919 in Ciechanow, Poland and immigrated to Belgium with his family at the age of 10. The two met through a Jewish youth group. They survived the war in Belgium by concealing their Jewish Identity and carrying false identification papers. They were also both members of the Belgian Resistance movement where they distributed false identification papers to other Jews in Belgium. They married in Brussels in 1946 and had two children, Daniel and Élise Rabinowicz. They immigrated to Canada in 1951, settling in Montréal, where Icek found work in his profession as a pursemaker. Mindla later went to University and obtained a degree as a translator. Mindla had two younger siblings and only her brother survived by hiding at a clergy house. Her sister was arrested by Germans and sent to a concentration camp where she was presumably killed.