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Level
Item
ID
Item 1338
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1338
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the exterior front entrance of Sky's store in Timmins, Ontario.
Notes
Original photo by The Royal Studio, Timmins.
Name Access
Sky family
Subjects
Family-owned business enterprises
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1319
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1319
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Jack Kushner, Joe Purkis, Sol Sky and a man named Victor, standing in front of the Elk City Clothing Store, owned by the Sky family.
Name Access
Elk City Clothing Store (Elk Lake, Ont.)
Subjects
Family-owned business enterprises
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Elk Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1322
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1322
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Sol Sky standing in front of the Elk City Clothing Co. that he owned in Elk Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Elk City Clothing Store (Elk Lake, Ont.)
Sky, Sol
Subjects
Family-owned business enterprises
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Elk Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-1-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
19 May 1950
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one letter from Rabbi Abraham Feinberg of Holy Blossom Temple to Mrs. Jack Silverman of Sudbury, regarding the Bar Mitzvah of her son, Stephen. The letter includes instructions and procedures for Bar Mitzvah's held at Holy Blossom.
Administrative History
Lilian Rosenthal is the daughter of Rabbi William Rosenthal, who had been the Rabbi in Sudbury for many years. The family currently owns a Judaica store on Bathurst Street, named Miriam's.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-5
Material Format
textual record
moving images
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 1 m of textual records, graphic material and audiovisual records
Date
[194-]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, photographs and film documenting David and Rachel Rubinoff and their involvement with the Holiday Inn franchise. Also included are records documenting the family's other business dealings including a shopping mall and a suburban development in London, Ontario.
Use Conditions
Conditional Use. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to publication. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Descriptive Notes
Use Conditions: Donor to be contacted prior to publication of any materials.
Subjects
Families
Family-owned business enterprises
Name Access
Rubinoff family
Places
London (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-10-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-10-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
moving images
object
Physical Description
ca. 3000 slides and photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm
66 film reels ; col: 16 mm and 8mm
1 plaque
7 DVDs
69 cm of textual records
Date
[194-]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of slides and films documenting the Rubinoff family, the Holiday Inn Commonwealth and other properties owned by the Rubinoff family. Included are cottage scenes, family holidays, family portraits and vacations. Textual records document a USSR Mission (1976), David Rubinoff's application papers for Canadian Citizenship (1949), annual reports of Holiday Inns Canada (1968-1979), material related to the opening of Holiday Inns Commonwealth and other properties owned by David Rubinoff.
Use Conditions
Conditional Use. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to publication. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Subjects
Families
Family-owned business enterprises
Name Access
Rubinoff family
Places
London (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1325
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1325
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
The building for the Sky's store was erected in 1912. The photograph was taken before the remodeling of the building, which was completed by 1918.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the exterior of the Sky family's store in South Porcupine, Ontario.
Name Access
Sky family
Subjects
Architecture
Family-owned business enterprises
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
South Porcupine (Timmins, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1320
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1320
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1908
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative) 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is two copy prints and a corresponding negative of the Elk City Clothing Store in Elk Lake, Ontario. The store was owned by the Sky family. The store also shared space with the E.W. McClung Hardware Store. The picture features three men standing in front of the entrance and one man seated on a bench.
Name Access
Elk City Clothing Store (Elk Lake, Ont.)
Subjects
Family-owned business enterprises
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Elk Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2511
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2511
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1923
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Wall, Charlie
Wall, Joe
Subjects
Family-owned business enterprises
Shoe stores
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2019-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-6-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm on mat 29 x 35 cm
Date
1952
Scope and Content
Item consists of one photograph of a Passover seder held at the Hamilton Mountain Sanatorium, hosted by for Jewish inmates by members of the Hamilton Jewish community. Seated beginning fifth from left are: Ralph Milrod, Sylvia Milrod, Howard Chandler, and Elsa Chandler.
Administrative History
Howard and Elsa Chandler, both Holocaust survivors, immigrated to Toronto through England and Sweden in 1947 and 1948 respectively. They met and married in Toronto. Elsa was recuperating from tuberculosis in Hamilton Mountain Sanatorium when this photograph was taken, shortly after the couple were married.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Holocaust survivors
Name Access
Chandler, Howard, 1928-
Chandler, Elsa, 1932-
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
73 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1963–2018
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Nate Leipciger. Included are records documenting Nate's involvement with the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Holoaust Remembrance Committee, and the March of the Living, as well as thank you letters from students whom Nate addressed.
Administrative History
Nate Leipciger was born in Chorzów, Poland, in 1928. He survived the Sosnowiec Ghetto and the camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Funfteichen, GrossRosen, Flossenberg, Leonberg, and Dachau. Nate and his father were liberated in May 1945, and immigrated to Canada in 1948. In Toronto Nate attended high school and eventually obtained a university degree in engineering. He later established an engineering firm with several partners. In 1982, Nate chaired the Toronto Holocaust Remembrance Committee, later becoming an executive member of the Canadian Jewish Congress National Holocaust Remembrance Committee. Nate was a member of the International Council to the Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau for fifteen years and has been an educator on March of the Living trips to Poland and Israel for fifteen years. In 2015, The Azrieli Foundation published Nate's 280-page memoir "The Weight of Freedom" as part of their series of Holocaust memoirs by survivors in Canada. In 2016, Mr. Leipciger guided Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Holocaust survivors
Name Access
Leipciger, Nate, 1928-
Places
Canada
Israel
Poland
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Henry Rosenbaum fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 121
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Rosenbaum fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
121
Material Format
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
textual record
Date
1928-2015
Physical Description
247 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 25 or smaller
13 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Henry "Hanoch" Rosenbaum (1925-2015) was born during the interwar period in Radom, Poland. He was the seventh of eight children born to Rachel Rosenbaum (née Katz) and Moshe Rosenbaum. Henry learned the fate of his parents, two siblings and their families in the aftermath of the war. All were innocent victims murdered during the Holocaust. Most of Radom's civillian Jewish population were victims of mass murder in Treblinka following the August 1942 liquidation of the city’s ghetto.
Henry Rosenbaum met his wife Bella Rotbard (1925-2012) while living in an Italian DP after the war. Although Bella was also from Radom, she did not know the Rosenbaum family. Bella's parents, her sixteen-year-old sister and four-year-old brother along with most of her parents' extended families were all victims of mass murder during the Holocaust.
While in Italy, the Joint Distribution Committee funded "mock kibbutzim", preparing Holocaust survivors for immigration to Palestine and kibbutz life. Bella, a one-time member of the secular Jewish youth movement Hashomer Hatzair, believed that she was destined to be a "kibbutznik", a member of a kibbutz.
In 1946, Bella and Henry immigrated to Palestine as part of the Bricha. The Bricha supported the illegal immigration of Holocaust survivor refugees to Palestine. They spent their first few days in Atlit, a British Mandate detainee camp, and soon settled on kibbutz. Bella married Henry in 1946 and moved to an apartment in Ramat Gan. During this time Henry served in the IDF’s motor pool.
Henry, Bella and their young daughter Brenda (b. 1949) immigrated to Toronto in 1952. With the assistance of a relative, Henry gained employment in a print shop sweeping floors. Henry soon advanced to machine operator and in 1961 opened his own print shop Trio Press Limited.
Bella worked in the garment industry sewing collars onto shirts and earned her wages through piece work. She continued working in manufacturing up until the birth of her second child Murray (b. 1961).
Henry Rosenbaum was an active life-long member of the Radom Society and served as editor for their quarterly Yiddish and English journal the “Voice of Radom”.
Custodial History
Material was in possession of Henry Rosenbaum's daughter Brenda Bornstein.
Scope and Content
Fonds illustrates the family history of Henry Rosenbaum and the life he and his wife Bella Rosenbaum rebuilt in Canada. Photographs document: early life in Poland, displaced persons camp in Italy, immigration to Palestine, military service in the Israel Defense Forces, family life in Israel, immigration and settlement in Canada and many milestone events and celebrations in Toronto, Ontario. Additional photographs of the Radom Society in Toronto. The majority of the photographs were assembled in a scrapbook created by their daughter Brenda Bornstein in celebration of her parents' thirtieth wedding anniversary (1976). In addition, there is a more comprehensive biography written by Henry and Bella's son-in-law Eric Bornstein.
Fonds consists of records relating to Henry Rosenbaum and his affiliation with B’nai Radom. Included are programs and souvenir booklets from the 1962 unveiling of a monument in memory of the Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of Radom and Vicinity (Poland), annual Holocaust remembrance (Yizkor) events published in 1987 and 2010; and a 50th Anniversary of Liberation publication. Books include a Yiddish language bound copy of the Voice of Radom from 1963-1965, an English language bound copy of the Voice of Radom 1983–1989 and Henry Rosenbaum’s personal memoir published in 1995. In addition, there are eight photographs of Henry's great-grandchildren, and a photo of Henry with his daughter Brenda.In addition there is a collection of speeches written by Henry Rosenbaum primarily for family milestone events such as weddings, birthdays, bar mtizvahs, and bat mitzvahs. In addition there is a copy of a presentation made to the Radom Congregation on the occasion of Israel's twenty-fifth year of independence, a Hebrew-language letter of congratulations, and several personal letters written by Murray Rosenbaum (the latter are addressed to his parents while travelling to Israel and Europe). The personal speeches written and delivered by Henry were in honour of the following relatives: Rivi Anklewicz, Marshall Lofchick, Murray Rosenbaum, Elana Aizic, Regina Goldstein, Brenda Rosenbaum, Eric "Ricky" Bornstein, Murray Severin, Robin Severin-Weingort, Rachel Bornstein, Susan Szainwald, Daniel Bornstein, Sholom Rosenbaum, Bella Rosenbaum, Linda Goldstein, and Leon Aizic.
Subjects
Holocaust survivors
Creator
Rosenbaum, Henry, 1925-2015
Places
Poland
Italy
Palestine
Israel
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2015-10-5
2017-2-13
2019-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-7-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
62 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller
4 cm of textual records
Date
1920-2018
Scope and Content
Accession contains material documenting Gabriella Szanto and her family. Included are family photographs, vital records, correspondence, and a 2018 Baycrest calendar that features a portrait and short biography of Gabriella.
Custodial History
Shirley Worth served as the executor of Gabriella Szanto's estate. Following Gabriella's death, Shirley donated the records that make up the accession to the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Administrative History
Gabriella "Gabi" Szanto (née Lazlo) was born in Budapest, Hungary on 26 January 1916. Gabriella's parents, Arnold and Ilonka Lazlo (née Diamenstein), were women's clothing manufacturers who employed twenty-five people. Their skills complemented each other: Arnold had studied design in Berlin for two years while Ilonka was a dressmaker. On 18 May 1919, Arnold and Ilonka had their second child, George.
During the Second World War, Gabi and her mother moved to the outskirts of Budapest where they passed as Catholics, rarely leaving their house. Miklos Szanto—the man Gabriella married after the war—was sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp. Gabriella's brother, George, was sent to a camp in Siberia and did not survive. It is not known where or how Gabriella's father survived the war.
After the war, Gabriella, her mother and father, and her husband Miklos reunited in Budapest. The four lived in the family apartment near the city opera house.
During the period of Communist rule, Gabriella and Miklos bribed their way out of Hungary and travelled to Vienna. From Vienna, they travelled to Australia, where they lived for five or six years, working as a short order cook and a seamstress respectively.
At some point, Gabriella and Miklos made the decision to immigrate to Canada. Their first stop—most likely in the 1950s—was Montreal. There, Gabriella worked for a high-end retailer before moving with her husband to Toronto one year later. In Toronto, Miklos worked again as a short order cook at the Noshery Restaurant on Eglinton, holding this job until he retried. Gabriella, meanwhile, worked as a seamstress until she was in her mid-80s.
In their retirement, Gabriella and Miklos spent two months each winter in Florida. Gabriella died in 2018.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
LANGUAGE NOTE: English, Hungarian, German.
Subjects
Families
Holocaust survivors
Immigrants--Canada
Name Access
Szanto, Gabriella, 1916-2018
Places
Australia
Austria
Canada
Hungary
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Wallis, Lilian
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wallis, Lilian
Page Number
469
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 117; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
117
Item
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
3 Aug. 1945
Physical Description
1 letter
Scope and Content
Item is a letter written in Polish, sent to Bella Hershenhorn from her sister Esther, who is living in a DP camp in Bergen. Included is a hand-written and typed translation.
Subjects
Holocaust survivors
Refugee camps
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-9-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-9-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1952]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Rosenthal family's activities in the Sudbury Jewish community and at Camp Biluim. Included is a copy photo of a Chanukah celebration and an original photo of an unidentified celebration at the Cedar Street shul in Sudbury. Also included is a photograph of Rosenthal family members relaxing on a beach at the original Camp Biluim at Clear Lake.
Custodial History
Photographs were donated by Lilian Rosenthal.
Subjects
Hanukkah
Camps
Families
Outdoor recreation
Synagogues
Name Access
Camp Biluim
Rosenthal family
Places
Sudbury, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6059
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6059
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of the Rosenthal family of London, Ontario. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Louis, Maurice, and Minnie.
Seated, left to right: Gittel (mother), Mollie, Libby, and Samuel (Shmiel) (father). Libby died of influenza in Los Angeles in 1918.
Notes
Original photograph by Westlake's Famous Studio, London, ON.
Name Access
Rosenthal (family)
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
London (Ont.)
Accession Number
1993-6-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-12-45
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-45
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; col. ; 8 x 11 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1958-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of family photos of Victor Latchman and textual records about Victor's business Taylors Shoes. Identified in the photos are: Victor Latchman and Rosalie Greenspan, Donald and Annette Latchman and Victor and Rosalie in Miami (1960s). Textual records include a business card for Taylors Shoes and an article about Latchman's retirement published in the Bloor West Town Crier (February 2010).
Administrative History
Philip and Sally (Sugarman) Latchman were married in 1932. In November 1933, Sally gave birth to identical triplets Donald, Marvin and Victor. In celebration, they were sent the King's Bounty of 3 British pounds. The boys were interviewed every year on their birthday by Toronto newspapers until they decided to stop the publicity. The family lived in the Bloor-Markham area until the boys were 11. The family then moved to Montclair Avenue where the boys attended Forest Hill Public School. They had their bar-mitzvahs at the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue. The triplets' father, Philip Latchman was a founding members of Beth Sholom Synagogue. Donald Latchman was on the board and Rosalie Latchman was active in the congregation.
Philip and his younger brother Morris Latchman started Federal Farms Limited in 1948 on 150 acres of Holland March in Brantford, Ontario. They grew vegetables: potatoes, carrots, celery and rutabegas. They also had a potato chip company Mad Hatter Snack Foods which was Kosher for Passover. Federal Farms Ltd. went public in 1961 and Loblaws bought 51% of the shares.
Donald attended Ryerson business school and founded Latchman Insurance Brokers. He married Annette Bachst, a Holocaust survivor who grew up in New York.
Marvin attended Ryerson business school then worked for Federal Farms at the Ontario Food Terminal. Later he became a real estate broker. He married Shirley Wolkofsky.
Victor worked on the family farm and at Federal Fruit Company at the Ontario Food Terminal. Victor took a business course at Shaw's Business School. In 1966 he bought Taylors shoes, a business at 2934 Dundas Street. West started in 1920 by Sid Taylor. Victor helped start the Junction Business Improvement Association and was twice President of Junction Gardens BIA. He retired in 2009. Victor and Rosalie Greenspan (d. 2014) were married at Beth Sholom in 1958 by Rabbi David Monson. Their children are Howard, and Faith and Mitchell Sherman. Their grand-children are Matthew, Jennifer and Russell Sherman. Victor and Rosalie were honoured at Beth Sholom Synagogue on 26 October 2013 for their 55th wedding anniversary.
In 2012 at age 78, the triplets believed themselves to be the oldest male identical triplets alive in Canada.
Descriptive Notes
ASSOCIATED MATERIALS NOTE: See accession 2016-7-5 (Victor Latchman) and 2002-10-66 (Morris Latchman). RELATED MATERIALS NOTE: Federal Farms Limited fonds at Simcoe County Archives.
Subjects
Business
Families
Name Access
Latchman, Annette
Latchman, Donald
Latchman, Rosalie
Latchman, Victor
Places
Miami (Fla.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-10-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-10-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 250 photographs (3 albums) : b&w and col. ; 53 x 43 cm and smaller
9 cm of textual records
Date
(191-)-(197-), 1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Title, Samuels and Fishman families. Included are family photographs, and photos related to involvement with philanthropy and industry, materials related to Reliable Toy Company, Forest Hill Collegiate "Forester" year books, a land deed for the Ansheir Yoisher Misrachi Synagogue in Welland, news clippings relating to Alex Samuels death, a Holy Blossom "Tempelite" year book, a Crown Bakery Bread promotional item, a wedding menu from the marriage of Molly Fishman and Harry Title, Molly Fishman's high school diplomas and JNF certificates. There are a number of photos of the Fishman and Title families in Welland and the United States, photos of the Crowland Volunteer Fire Department with Sam and Frank Fishman, Turk family albums with Moishe Turk and Eva Fishman, an album of a sefer torah dedication to Baycrest Hospital in memory of Leah Fishman, photos of the Samuels family, their trip to Israel, promotional photos from the Reliable Toy Company, Beth Tzedec founding board photos, and B'nai Brith Women photos.
Administrative History
Samuel (ca. 1882-1929, Russia) and Gussie (nee Moscovitz) (b. ca.1884, Romania) Fishman, immigrated to Welland Ontario from Romania. Both arrived to the USA as teenagers sometime around the turn of the century. Samuel and Gussie were married in the USA and by 1920 immigrated with their young family to the historic township of Crowland in Welland County. Here they opened and operated a men's clothing store. Together they had six children, Molly (b. 1909, USA), Abe (b. 1911, USA), Morris (b. 1916, USA), Ruth (b. 1915, USA), Ann (b. 1920, Ontario) and Ethel. Morris married Pauline and lived in St. Catherines, Ruth married Nate Oelbaum and lived in Tucson Arizona, Anne married Alec Rothman and lived in Port Colborne, Ethel married Eddie Matchtinger and lived in Toronto and Abe never married. Yeva Fishman, the niece of Samuel Fishman married Morris Turk. Her father was (Frank Fishman?) and her mother was Sara Leah Fishman. Molly Fishman married Harry Title (Teitelebaum) (b. ca. 1903). They had three children, Greta (nee Title) Greisman, Sandra (nee Title) Samuels and Stephen (m. Carole Hillman, niece of Ben Hillman). Harry Teitelbaum is the son of Israel and Frumeth Teitelbaum. He was born in Gdansk Poland (b. ca., 1903). Harry Title had four younger siblings Lloyd, Birdie (m. Witlin), Arthur and Lorelle (Lieba) the youngest who was born in Toronto. Harry arrived to Canada shortly after the first world war and worked in the garment industry. He and his brother Arthur founded the Title Dress Company in the late 1920s and operated the business out of 355 Adelaide St. West. In the late 1980s, the business moved from this location to Adelaide and Bathurst. Sandra Title (b. Oct 27, 1936, Toronto), the middle daughter of Molly Fishman and Harry Title, married Lawrence Samuels. Together they had five children Joanna, John, Noah, Tom and Caroline. Lawrence was the eldest son of Alex Samuels (d. 1966) and Kate (nee Goldberg) Samuels. He had two younger siblings Herbie and Florence (m. Bill Goodman). Lawrence's father Alex Samuels immigrated to Canada from Dubrovna, White Russia (present day Dubrouna, Belarus). He immigrated to Canada with his parents Samuel and Chana Samuels and his younger siblings Sol, Ben, Riva and Polly. Alex and his brothers Sol and Ben established Reliable Toy Company in (ca. 1929) on Carlaw Ave. They sold the company in 1990.
Subjects
Business
Charities
Families
Places
Welland, Ont.
Toronto, Ont.
Israel
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-7-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-7-7
Material Format
sound recording
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
13 audio cassettes
1 folder of textual records (PDF)
Date
2001-2007
Scope and Content
Accession consists of audio cassette tapes containing interviews Lisa Newman conducted regarding the Rotenberg and Pines families. Included are interviews with: Aubey Rotenberg, Moe and Bernice Ceresne, Cyril Rotenberg, Lailla Rapoport, Laya Kurtz, David Rotenberg, Ken Rotenberg, Harvey Rotenberg, and Radha Ahuja (born Bluma Rotenberg).
Also included are textual records documenting the Rotenberg family's history. These include issues of the Ivansk Project e-newsletters, which contain entries written by Lisa Newman Greenspan (Issue #15 Nov.-Dec. 2005, Issue #23 Mar.-Apr. 2007, Issue #25 July-Aug. 2007).
Administrative History
Louis (Elazar / Loozer) Rotenberg immigrated to Toronto in 1893. He was the first Jew to immigrate to Toronto from Ivansk, Poland. He had married Rivka (nee Cukier) in 1883. She followed him to Toronto with their four children in 1895. They had an additional five children in Toronto. Their children were: Harry, Max, Meta, Louis (Leibish), Meyer, Zechariah (died at age 4 in 1906), Charlie, and Hilda. Louis eventually opened a banking, steamship and insurance office in Toronto with three of his sons (Louis Jr., Harry and Max) in 1916. The business eventually became known as Rotenberg's Ltd. Louis passed away in 1936.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Business
Interviews
Families
Name Access
Rotenberg, Louis
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-1-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Date
[ca. 1922]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a copy photograph of Joe Nesker, Bella Nesker and their son, Manny Nesker, standing in the doorway of Nesker & Co. Wholesale and Retail Produce, located at 193 1/2 Baldwin Street, Toronto.
Subjects
Families
Small business
Name Access
Nesker, Joe
Nesker, Bella
Nesker, Manny
Nesker & Co.
Places
Baldwin Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1206
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1206
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Harry Rosenthal. He is dressed in formal wear.
Name Access
Rosenthal, Harry
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1977-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-5-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2000-2000
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Roy Rosenthal's memoirs of his experiences during the Second World War entitled "How I Won the War Singlehandedly and Saved Our Country from the Nazi Hordes." The memoirs have been colour printed from an Internet website that no longer exists.
Administrative History
Roy was a fighter pilot for the RAF in Burma from 1942-1944.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
73
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1905-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Morris Rosenthal was the husband of Nessie (Celia) Soren Rosenthal, and the father of Liilian Rosenthal Cowan.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Morris Rosenthal as a young man, with his wife in middle age, and in his later years. A colour photograph is mounted in a hardcover notebook with two of his poems translated from Yiddish by his daughter Lillian Cowan. Documents include "Memories of Bell Ewart" (Belle Ewart) by Al Sherman, which mentions Celia and Morris Rosenthal leasing and running a hotel in that area, letters in Yiddish which may be Morris' poems, and a letter to Saul and Libbie Cowan from Rivka Lieberman with translations of the same two poems mentioned above, which Rivka found among her papers.
Name Access
Rosenthal, Morris
Physical Condition
Two of the older photographs are torn in half, one taped together on the back
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 74
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
74
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Roy Rosenthal was the brother of Lillian Rosenthal Cowan, Saul Cowan's first wife.
Scope and Content
File consists of an original and several photocopies of a press clipping concerning Roy Rosenthal's service in the Royal Canadian Air Force in India during the Second World War, photocopies of two of his letters written during the war years, a fifty page memoir, and a 2005 copy of a story in the Canadian Jewish News about Roy's replication of the Chagall windows, which were donated to Baycrest.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 75
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Temi Rosenthal was the wife of Roy Rosenthal, Lillian Rosenthal Cowan's brother.
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to Nessie (Celia) Rosenthal's 80th birthday celebraton hosted by her children Roy and Temi Rosenthal and Saul and Lillian Cowan, Temi's correspondence with Trudy Cowan and her husband Leonid, and a newspaper clipping about three Jewish cooking professionals (including Temi) and their Passover menus.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 76
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
76
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Henry was a social worker and later an educator and editor in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with Saul Cowan, a 25th anniversary edition of Outlook magazine (Henry was editor of the periodical), and his 1998 obituary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 222
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
222
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 photograph negative : b&w ; 7 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a negative of a photograph of Harry Rosenthal. the negative is accompanied by a letter from Joseph Eisenberg.
Name Access
Harry Rosenthal
Joseph Eisenberg
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1991-1-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
1909
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one photograph of the Rosenthal family at their home at 328 Shaw Street in Toronto. From left to right are Adolph, Ben, Harry, Fanny, and Eva
Administrative History
Adolph Rosenthal was Geri Clever's maternal grandfather. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on 29 July 1864 and died in Toronto on 26 September 1933. Adolph sold and traded in books, stamps, coins and manuscripts at his store at 179 York Street. The Rosenthal family lived above the store prior to their purchase of 328 Shaw Street in 1908. Adolph continued to conduct business at the store until his death in 1933.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mr. Rosenthal was a Stoker, 2nd Class, in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Mr. Rosenthal.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Navy
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Irving Milchberg
Material Format
moving images
Interview Date
July 26, 2007
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Irving Milchberg
Number
AC 333
Subject
Immigrants--Canada
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust survivors
Refugees--Canada
Interview Date
July 26, 2007
Quantity
1 mini DV ; 1 archival DVD ; 1 reference DVD
Interviewer
Sharon Gubbay Helfer
Total Running Time
1 hr
Notes
Part of Ontario Small Jewish Communities Project.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Irving Milchberg, the Holocaust survivor known from Joseph Ziemian's book "The Cigarette Sellers of Three Crosses Square," used to sell cigarettes to Nazis in Warsaw as an orphan Jewish kid during WWII. Milchberg, leader of a group of orphaned Jewish children hiding their identities, used to gather at Three Crosses Square, the center of the German occupation of Warsaw, to sell cigarettes. They wandering around under the very noses of policemen, gendarmes, Gestapo men and ordinary spies. Before joining the cigarette sellers, Milchberg twice escaped from the Nazis. The first time he scaled a fence and fled the Umschlagplatz, where Jews were put aboard trains to the Treblinka death camp. The second time, he managed to break the bars of the train taking him to Treblinka and scramble out. His father, mother and three sisters were all murdered by the Nazis. In 1945, Milchberg made his way to Czechoslovakia, then Austria, then to a camp for displaced people in occupied Germany, where he learned watchmaking, his lifelong occupation. In 1947 he moved to Canada, ending up in Niagara Falls, where he opened his own jewelry and watch business. In 1953 he met his wife, Renee, who had survived the war. They had two children and three grandchildren. Milchberg died in January 2014 at the age of 86 years.
Material Format
moving images
Geographic Access
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Original Format
Mini DV
Copy Format
DVD
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 69
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
69
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-]-[198-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopied typed and handwritten genealogical information about the extended Rosenthal family. There are no dates for births, marriages, or deaths.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 70
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
70
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]-1995
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10 x 15 cm and 14 x 8 cm and 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photo postcard with an image of two young men addressed to one of the men's sister Miss S. Rosenthal, 16 Baldwin Street, Toronto; a photograph of Roy and Temi Rosenthal and their children Maidee and Paul; and two photographs of Bob and Ethel Coffin (Lillian Cowan's cousins) at Ethel's 80th birthday celebration in Vancouver.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1987-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-6-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 7 cm of textual records
Date
1948–1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of synagogue material, attendance records, and other information relating to the Jewish community of Sudbury, Ontario.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Rabbis
Synagogues
Name Access
Rosenthal, William, 1911-2008
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-11-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w (4 negatives) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Date
[ca. 1952]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of four photographs of participants at a teachers' meeting in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. Individuals identified include Rabbi William Rosenthal, Dr. and Mrs Chomsky, and Dr. Gelbert.
Administrative History
William Rosenthal was the Rabbi of Shaar Hashomayim Congregation in Sudbury from 1949-1964.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-9-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-9-7
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Date
1952-1997
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Jewish community of Sudbury, Ontario, and specifically to Rabbi Rosenthal. The records include a delegates list for the 61st semi-annual conference of the Eastern Canadian Council of B'nai Brith, as well as a delegate's badge belonging to Rabbi Rosenthal; one piece of correspondence; two dinner invitations with the Mayor of Sudbury; a Survivors of the Shoah tribute booklet, as well as a photograph of Rabbi Rosenthal with Dr. Chomsky, and two photographs of children at a Chanukah party at the Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue in Sudbury. There is also a sound recoring of Cantor David Bagley with the Beth Sholom Synagogue choir in Toronto.
Identified individuals in the photographs include: Dorothy Greenspoon, Claudia Greenspoon, Annabelle Grimson, Lynne Waisberg, Sally Ann Braverman, Miriam Rosenthal, Rochelle Jaffe, Goldie Greenspoon, Alexis Singer, Judy Kahn, Hana Suk, Lilian Rosenthal, Jonathan Spiegel, Pauline Rottenberg, Arthur Moses, Stanley Jaffe, Mitchell Spiegel, Leslie Rosenthal, Victor Greenspoon and Jack Greenspoon.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of the donor, who is the daughter of Rabbi Rosenthal, until they were donated to the Archives on Sept. 16, 2008.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: records include 3 photographs, 1 badge and 1 sound recording.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-1-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Date
[196-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one portrait of Rabbi William Rosenthal of Sudbury, Ontario.
Custodial History
The photograph was in the custody of Lilian Rosenthal, the daughter of Rabbi Rosenthal, before it was donated to the Archives on January 8, 2009.
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
Name Access
Rosenthal, William
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1201
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1201
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1895]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Finkle Rosenthal.
Name Access
Rosenthal, Finkle
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1199
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1199
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1895]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 11 cm and 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Ida Rosenthal.
Name Access
Rosenthal, Ida
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-5
1983-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1205
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1205
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1895]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Mollie Rosenthal.
Name Access
Rosenthal, Molly
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1208
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1208
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1895]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 16 x 12 cm and 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ida Rosenthal was the sister of Harry and Mollie Rosenthal.
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Ida Rosenthal.
Name Access
Rosenthal, Ida
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-5
1983-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
40
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1911-[197-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
25 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Lillian Rosenthal from infancy, through childhood, young adulthood, motherhood and as a teacher and grandmother. She is shown with her husband, children, other members of her family, and students. As well, there is a draft copy and three printed copies of a booklet entitled "The Story of Purim" written by Lillian Cowan, and a programme for a joint graduation ceremony for three elementary schools at which Lillian presented school pins to graduates.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Hilton and Shirley Silberg
Material Format
moving images
Interview Date
3 Sept. 2015
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Hilton and Shirley Silberg
Number
AC 419
Subject
Business
Immigrants--Canada
Families
Occupations
Interview Date
3 Sept. 2015
Interviewer
Naomi Raichyk
Total Running Time
1 hr. 34 min.
Biography
Hilton and Shirley were born in Durban, South Africa in 1951. Although both were involved in the Habonim youth movement, the two did not meet until their first year in pharmacy school. After getting married and serving a brief stint in the military, Hilton left with Shirley on a trip overseas that included Europe and the United Sates, but whose ultimate purpose was the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Upon arriving in Montreal, the couple decided Canada would be a good place to live. By that point, they had resolved that they did not want their children to internalize the racial norms of apartheid South Africa. Cementing their decision was the fact Shirley’s sister was accepted into Canada shortly after the two returned to South Africa.
Hilton and Shirley’s immigration to Canada was complicated by the fact they were regarded by the government as students, not full-fledged pharmacists. When they came to Canada in August 1977, they therefore had to qualify as pharmacists, which they did by attending university while holding down full-time jobs as pharmacy technicians. Once certified, they moved to Dundas, where they opened a series of pharmacies and raised their children.
In 2007, the couple sold their Day Night Pharmacy chain to Rexall Pharma Plus. In 2014 Hilton and Shirley relocated to Toronto and now spend their time between Toronto and Vancouver to be close to their children and grandchildren.
Material Format
moving images
Language
English
Name Access
Silberg, Hilton, 1951-
Silberg, Shirley, 1951-
Geographic Access
Dundas (Ont.)
Durban (South Africa)
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Original Format
Digital file
Transcript
00:38 Shirley was born in Durban, South Africa in 1951.
00:44 Shirley discusses her family history. Her maternal grandparents came to Durban in early 1800s from England. They married in South Africa. Her paternal grandparents came to Durban from Lithuania in the late 1800s. They married in South Africa. Her father was a physician specializing in physical medicine; her mother worked as his secretary.
03:31 Shirley describes her privileged early home life.
04:26 Shirley attended Hebrew day school.
05:06 Shirley describes her education and involvement in sports.
07:28 Shirley attended the Habonim youth movement.
08:13 Shirley discusses her early memories of politics and apartheid.
09:57 Shirley describes the impact an overseas trip to Europe and Israel had on her.
12:34 Shirley explains that she and Hilton considered immigrating to Canada and Israel. Her sister had immigrated to Canada and her brother had immigrated to England.
13:31 Hilton and Shirley attended the pharmacy school in Durban.
14:48 Hilton and Shirley married and moved to Johannesburg. Hilton completed mandatory service in the army.
15:37 Hilton was born in Durban on 26 October 1951. He discusses his family history. His maternal grandparents came from Lithuania. His mother was born in South Africa. His father's family came from Lithuania. His father was born in Lithuania. Hilton shares a story about his paternal grandmother's voyage from Lithuania to Pretoria with five children. When his parents were married they moved to Durban in the mid-1950s.
17:46 Hilton discusses his parents. His mother was an occasional secretary. His father was initially a tool and diemaker. Later, he worked in business. Hilton notes that his father was a semi-professional football player.
20:30 Hilton explains that his mother had a strong Jewish identity, but was not religious.
21:06 Hilton discusses his education in public school and Hebrew school.
21:58 Hilton reminisces about his childhood.
23:25 Hilton discusses how he and his sister became competitive ballroom dancers.
25:50 Hilton discusses his bar mitzvah training.
27:02 Hilton was active in the Habonim youth movement.
27:31 Hilton shares his impressions growing up under apartheid. He discusses discrimination, restrictions, and censorship.
30:33 Hilton discusses his mandatory military service.
36:22 Hilton and Shirley discuss how they met and dated.
37:45 Hilton discusses some of the factors that triggered the couple's decision to leave South Africa.
43:07 Hilton and Shirley describe how they struggled to accumulate money before leaving South Africa.
44:12 Hilton describes the efforts made to secure work and a visa for entry into Canada.
48:31 Hilton and Shirley describe the sentiments that surrounded their departure from South Africa.
49:40 Hilton and Shirley arrived in Canada on 25 August 1977.
50:30 Shirley shares anecdotes about her first experiences with household chores.
54:20 Hilton and Shirley discuss their few acquaintances/contacts when they first arrived in Canada.
55:40 Hilton explains how his outlook has changed since he moved to Canada.
57:41 Shirley describes the challenges of juggling work and pharmacy classes at the University of Toronto. Hilton and Shirley share some examples of cultural differences between Canada and South Africa.
1:01:05 Hilton and Shirley worked as pharmaceutical technicians.
1:03:53 Hilton explains how they became partners in a pharmacy in Dundas, Ontario. Hilton and Shirley discuss how they settled in and were welcomed into the Jewish community.
1:10:05 Hilton and Shirley brought Hilton's two sisters, brother, parents, and Shirley's mother to Canada.
1:11:02 Hilton explains the circumstances that led to a split with his partners. He changed the name of the pharmacy from Amherst Pharmacy to Hilton Pharmacy. He describes the growth of the business.
1:18:00 Hilton describes the expansion and success of the business to five pharmacies.
1:20:12 Hilton discusses his involvement in the Jewish and secular communities in Dundas.
1:20:57 In 2007, the business was purchased by Rexall.
1:21:33 Shirley explains the circumstances that prompted their move to Toronto via Vancouver.
1:23:55 Shirley describes a return visit to South Africa with her two youngest children.
1:25:22 Hilton reminisces about a family trip to London and South Africa in 1980.
1:27:08 Hilton describes his discomfort during a visit to Durban, South Africa in 1986.
1:28:40 Shirley relates an anecdote that occurred during their family trip to South Africa.
1:30:46 Hilton reflects on how much he appreciates being in Canada.
1:32:50 Shirley identifies becoming Canadian citizens as a turning point in their new life in Canada.
Source
Oral Histories

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The First Midnight Store

Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
7 architectural drawings
Admin History/Bio
In 1964, Sol Edell invested in a retail textile store, Deltex Draperies Ltd., which had been founded by a group of businessmen including his cousin, Israel Edell. In 1971, they opened a second store, Dodd's Draperies Ltd., and, in 1979, the two companies merged under the name Dodd’s Draperies Ltd. In 1987, the store closed and the building was sold. During their lengthy business association, Israel Edell supervised the day-to-day operation of the stores while Sol Edell was responsible for the overall financial management and the construction of the new premises at 1445 Bathurst Street.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, minute books, documents of incorporation, and stock certificates relating to the establishment of both Deltex Draperies and Dodd’s Draperies and the eventual merger of the two stores. In addition, series includes minutes and financial reports dealing with the operation of both companies. Also included are correspondence and blueprints relating to the construction of the building at 1445 Bathurst Street as well as the sale of that building.
Name Access
Deltex Draperies Ltd.
Dodd's Draperies Ltd.
Edell, Israel
Subjects
Business
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 6; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
Series
Fonds
6
Series
1
Material Format
architectural drawing
textual record
Date
1950-1976
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
1 architectural drawing
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman was the owner of Hamilton Heating and Plumbing and part owner of M. and S. Real Estate Holdings. His partner in the latter company, Sol Hoffman, was also the executor of Max Hoffman's estate. Celia Hoffman was a member of a women's investment club, Iona Share.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence and cheques relating to Max Hoffman's business Hamilton Heating and Plumbing. Also included are a ledger and the financial statements of the Estate of Max Hoffman and M. and S. Real Estate Holding. In addition, there are legal documents and a newspaper clipping about an investment club, Iona Share.
Name Access
Hoffman, Sol
Hamilton Heating and Plumbing
Iona Share Investment Club
M. and S. Hoffman Real Estate Holdings
Subjects
Business
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-11-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w and col. ; 15 x 20 cm and 9 x 15 cm and 11 x 8 cm
1 photograph (electronic) : jpg
Date
1930-2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three colour photographs from the reunion of the Baldwin Club, a young men's club from the 1940s based in Kensington Market. The reunion took place in 2006 at the Steeles Deli. The photographs feature: Pearl Godfrey with Rose Simon Zand and her husband David Zand (Rose Simon Zand grew up in the market and her family owned a grocery store); Jack Gelman (founder of the Baldwin Club. His parents owned P. Gelman Fruit and Groceries at 174 Baldwin Street). To his right is his wife. Seated are Rose Simon and Pearl Godfrey; Left to right: Solly Raykeff, Jackie Gelman, Mel Lastman.
Also included are three black and white photographs depicting 1) Three women in front of 172 Baldwin, left to right: Sandy Shabinsky, Katie Lottman Grossman, Ruth Berman; 2) Two girls in front of 172 Baldwin: left to right: Bella Tichberg (Judy Lottman Tichberg's daughter) and her cousin Henry; 3) Jake Lottman and his father Sam Lottman at 181 Baldwin shown cracking eggs for a photo taken for Queen Elizabeth's visit to Toronto.
Also included is one electronic photo of three women working at Lottman's bakery (Helen Wiseman who worked at the bakery for 50 years, Katie Lottman Grossman's mother in law Brancha Loffman, and Gertie who also worked at the bakery for many years)
There is also a small amount of textual records including two newspaper articles entitled "From Humble Beginnings in Kensington" (National Post, 2006) and "Demise of Lottman's Bakery mounred by all" (CJN, Thursday, November 29, 1984); a cookbook of recipes by Rose Simon entitled Recipes by Rose (2001); as well as five photocopies of photos of the Baldwin Street Boys (1940s).
Administrative History
Pearl Godfrey's father was Sam Lottman, owner of Lottman's Bakery which opened in the 1920s and was originally located at 172 Baldwin Street. It had a brick oven and on Friday nights women would bring their pots to keep the chollent warm for the Sabath. Sam Lottman was born in Poland and arrived in Toronto when he was 12 years old. He arrived with nothing but soon got a job as a baker. Sam's first wife Bella died in the 1920s. They had two children Judy Tichberg and Joe Lottman. There was also another daughter that died. Sam was a founder of the Hebrew Loan Society (Axia), where members donated 25 cents per week.
Pearl's mother was Emma (Birkin) Lottman. She arrived from Poland with her sister and mother in 1919 and was a wig maker. Emma Lottman mother would go with neighbours to collect household items for new immigrants. She also worked alongside Sam in the bakery. They lived on top of the bakery until Pearl was 12 years old. Emma and Sam had three children: Jake Lottman, Katie Grossman and Pearl Godfrey. Pearl went to Ryerson Public School and then to Harbord Collegiate for a year before transferring to Forest Hill.
The family lived on top of the store until 1947 when they moved to 50 Ava Road in Forest Hill. They built a new store at 191 Baldwin. It had a traveling oven which was very rare at the time, which allowed for the baked goods to move along a conveyer belt through the heat.
Jake who had built the business alongside his father moved to California. Joe Lottman took over the business when Sam retired. Joe died at the age of 60 in 1981 and his daughter Bonnie Lottman and son Terry Lottman ran the business.
The bakery closed in 1984.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Business
Name Access
Lottman, Sam
Lottman, Emma
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-11-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-11-14
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Date
[194-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of Max Swartz standing in front of his dry goods store at 182 Dundas Street West, circa 1940s. The store closed around 1949.
Administrative History
Max Swartz was born in Russia and served in the Russian army. He emigrated to Canada before the First World War. Max is the donor's paternal uncle.
Subjects
Business
Name Access
Swartz, Max
Places
St. John's Ward (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1962-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records that include building permits, letters between Ed's Warehouse and Toronto City Hall regarding air pollution, a letter from Mel Lastman, Business Executives' Dining Award (1985,1986), employee benefits and codes, and Honest Ed's Special flyers (2001-2009). The permits include requests to make alterations to the theater and factory building for a theatre (1971) and alter an art studio for a coffee house (1966).
Custodial History
Brought in by Alicia Payne of the Centre for Social Innovation following the Honest Eds' Closing Party.
Administrative History
Honest Ed's (1948-2016) was Canada's first discount retail store opened by Ed and Anne Mirvish at the corner of Bloor and Markham Streets. The store closed on December 31, 2016.
Subjects
Business
Name Access
Mirvish, Ed
Mirvish, David
Honest Ed's (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Business series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 20; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Business series
Level
Series
Fonds
20
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-[196-]
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Lipa Green's business in the building trades. Included are two business patents, Greenview (later Greenwin) Construction Co. business correspondence and tenders, and financial records.
Subjects
Business
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Businesses series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Businesses series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1966]
Physical Description
4 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of the interior of Mr. Klermintz' tailor shop on Queen Street West. Included are two photographs of the tailor shop workroom and two photographs of a young woman helping a customer on the sales floor.
Name Access
Klermintz, Mr.
Subjects
Business
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
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