Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Receipt : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 11 1/2 in. x W: 8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Receipt : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 11 1/2 in. x W: 8 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
March 19, 1945
Physical Condition
fragile
Language
French
Notes
One page, single-sided. Folded once horizontally and once vertically. Document dated March 19, 1945, issued by the Vice-Consul of France in Geneva, Switzerland. It states that Chaim and Ruchla Karasin have made a request to return to Graulhet, France, to the St. Pierre neighborhood where they used to live. Narrative: Chaim and Ruchla Karasin were the parents of the donor, Beatrice Barzilai (Karasin). Both were born in Warsaw, Poland. Chaim emigrated to Belgium in 1927, and Ruchla moved to the Netherlands with her family sometime in the 1930s. The details of how they met is unknown, but they married in 1942 in France, where Beatrice had been born a year prior. From 1943, the family survived the war in Switzerland, where Chaim was granted official refugee status.
Accession No.
1996.27.25
Name Access
Barzilai (Karasin), Beatrice
Places
Geneva, Switzerland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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