Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

HERSHMAN, Harry - Ukrainian War Orphans collection.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn193
Collection
HERSHMAN, Harry - Ukrainian War Orphans collection.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.3 metres of textual records. - 61 photographs. - 61 other fixed images.
Fonds No.
P0087
Scope and Content
Contains personal case files on 128 of the orphans. Each file includes adoption and personal information forms, and often has New Years cards and postcards. Many also contain reports and correspondence from the children or by others concerning their placement and health and welfare. Some of the fil…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
HERSHMAN, Harry - Ukrainian War Orphans collection.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.3 metres of textual records. - 61 photographs. - 61 other fixed images.
Scope and Content
Contains personal case files on 128 of the orphans. Each file includes adoption and personal information forms, and often has New Years cards and postcards. Many also contain reports and correspondence from the children or by others concerning their placement and health and welfare. Some of the files have photos of the orphans.
Date
1921-1923.
Fonds No.
P0087
History Biographical
Also known to Montreal Jews as the founder of the city's first Jewish library, Harry Hershman, as the representative of the People's Relief Committee, was a prominent member of the Jewish War Orphans Committee of Canada. This group, headed by Lillian Freiman, settled 150 Ukrainian war orphans in Canadian homes in 1921. Hershman participated in planning the campaign, worked in the Polish Ukraine to bring over the children, and followed up on their adjustment after their arrival.
Notes
P84/4.The case files are semi-restricted.CJC chronological files. Group photo in PC 1, also Dr. J. Leavitt collection group photos and interview tape (1990) See also H. Hershman personalia file.Many of the glass negatives of the photos are damaged.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
Less detail