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Accession Number
2015-8-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-10
Material Format
textual record
graphic material (electronic)
moving images (electronic)
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
2240 photographs (jpg and gif)
8 moving images
Date
1944-2015 (predominent 2008-2015)
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the activities of Alex Levin, a Jewish war veteran and Holocaust survivor. Records include letters written to Levin from school children following various speaking engagements; interviews with Crestwood School, CHAT, and Netivot Hatorah; a recording of the Saluting Our Italian Heroes commemorative event; recordings of Remembrance Day ceremonies hosted by the Canadian Jewish War Veterans (Toronto Post); and photographs documenting events attended by Levin including Holocaust remembrance events, Yom Hashoah, Remembrance Day ceremonies, March of the Living, Miracle Dinners and Proms, Azrieli Foundation events including the launch of Levin's book "Under the Yellow and Red Stars", school visits, JWV programs with Sunnybrook veterans, portraits of Levin through the years and various scanned images of Levin's family.
Administrative History
Alex Levin (1932-2016) was born in 1932 in Rokitno, Poland. In 1941, the Germans invaded Rokitno and established a ghetto and formed a Judenrat to carry out their orders. In 1942, the Ghetto was evacuated and the Jews were brought to the town's marketplace to be transported by train to be killed. Levin was ten years old when he escaped into the nearby forest with his brother Samuel where he lived for 18 months in a hole in the ground. He was twelve when he emerged from hiding to find that his parents and youngest brother Moishe had been murdered. In 1944, he joined the Soviet forces as a messenger boy. After the war, he was sent to the USSR and enrolled in cadet school, remaining in the Soviet army until forced out for being Jewish in the 1970s. An engineer by training, Alex came to Canada in 1975 via Austria and Italy, and now lives in Toronto where he regularly speaks about his experiences in the Holocaust.
Subjects
Education
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Levin, Alex, 1932-2016
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-24
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-24
Material Format
moving images (electronic)
Physical Description
1 MP4 video (8 min., 58 sec.) : col. , sd.
Date
27 Nov. 2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one MP4 video file containing a Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks tribute video to Sidney Freedman. It was produced by the Heritage Professionals.
Subjects
Cemeteries
Name Access
Freedman, Sidney
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-3-2
Material Format
moving images (electronic)
sound recording (electronic)
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
ca. 91.5 GB of moving images : MP4
ca. 1.5 GB of sound recordings : AIFF and WAV
11 photographs : JPG
Date
2015-2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and oral history interviews created as part of the Prosserman JCC's Intergenerational Oral History Program. Interviews were conducted by CHAT and CHAR grade 9 students with seniors about their memories growing up in Toronto, particularly in the Kensington Market area. Clips from many of the interviews were used in the film, Shtetl in the City, which was created by the Prosserman JCC. The photographs depict the seniors with the students who interviewed them.
Included are interviews with the following people: Bunny Bergstein, Jetta Bergstein, Aaron Nussbaum, Barry Muroff, Bea Muroff, Bernice Shuster, Bill Mondrow, Brenda (Brindle) Burkes, David Bisgould, Fran Shaul, Fred Goren, Gerald Ziedenberg, Gerry Ross, Gertrude Ludwig, Gloria Roden, Helen Marks, Irene Fritz, Janet Page, Marvin Givertz, Miriam Beckerman, Nina Rezmovitz, Norm Solomon, Pauline Goldberg, Pauline Ross, Rene Daiter, Ruth Cohen, Sandy Greenberg, and Sydney Moscoe.
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
Related Material Note: A copy of Shtetl in the City is in the OJA's library
Source
Archival Accessions