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Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Series
Fonds
33
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942-[195-?]
Physical Description
28 photographs : b&w (6 negatives) 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern enlisted in the Royal Canadian Airforce at the start of the Second World War, at the age of eighteen. He set out for Enlgand via Halifax, in 1942, and saw combat in France, Belgium and Germany as a Leading Aircraftsman.
Scope and Content
This series consists of photographs of Bill Stern and his fellow servicemen, taken during the Second World War. Most of the photographs were taken overseas, however there are a few of Bill, his brother Max, and his parents Moishe and Fanny Stern, which were taken in Toronto, and one of a fellow soldier taken after the war.
The photographs have been arranged chronologically and are described at the item level.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Subjects
Portraits
Accession Number
1980-2-1
2004-5-96
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Mary (Levine) Soskin
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
15 November 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Mary (Levine) Soskin
Number
AC 001
Interview Date
15 November 1974
Interviewer
Sophie Milgram
Total Running Time
001A: 30.41 minutes 001B: 20.58 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Conditional access. Researchers must receive permission from the interviewee or his/her heir prior to accessing the interview. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Mary (Levine) Soskin, daughter of Moses and Sarah Levine was born in 1895 in Midland Ontario. In 1895 the family moved to Toronto's Ward neighborhood living in the vicinity of the Goel Tzedec Synagogue. After completing her education Mary worked as a bookeeper for her father in his grocery business. After her marriage Mary made her home in Los Angeles.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Soskin, Mary
Levine, Moses
Levine, Sarah
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Geographic Access
St. John's Ward
Toronto
Midland, Ontario
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 001,Mary Soskin\Mary Soskin transcript.pdf
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Saul Fox was a Leading Aircraftsman in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Saul Fox.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
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
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Alan Kaye was an overseas Royal Canadian Air Force Wireless Operator during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Alan Kaye.
Notes
This negative has two images.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
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
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mr. Mehr served overseas in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Mr. Mehr.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
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
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
27 Apr. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Avrom Siegel (4 December 1916 - 18 November 2010) was the fifth child born to Ida and Isidore Siegel in 1916. During the start of the Second World War, Avrom signed up for active service with the RCAF. He was told that the RCAF had too many navigators and was reassigned as a radar operator instead. He was sent to the Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario where he was educated in electricty and radio. He was then sent to a Royal Canadian Air Force radar training school in Clinton, Ontario. Once graduated, Avrom was stationed overseas in England as a Flight Lieutenant with the operational radar wing of the RCAF, known as the 72 Wing.
After the war, he was a successful businessman in two businesses. He was also an enthusiastic contributor of his time and energy to many community causes. Avrom was married to his wife Liv for 64 years and had three children, Herman, Leonard (Patti), and Eric (Denyse). He also had five grandchildren, Margaret, Aaron, Jessica, Simon, and Phillipe.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Avrom Siegel.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Siegel, Avrom, 1916-2010 (subject)
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.
Related Material
See Fonds 18 for items on the Siegel family, and item 18 for a portrait of Avrom in 1942.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 Mar. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Victor Spiegel served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Victor Spiegel.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
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
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mr. Switzer served as a Corporal with the St. John Ambulance Association in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Switzer.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
St. John Ambulance Association
Subjects
Married people
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
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Herb was born in Pontypool in 1914, and in 1944 he recieved the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) from the Royal Canadian Air Force for displayed courage and devotion to duty while flying in active operations against the enemy.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Herb Farb in Air Force dress.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Farb, Herb
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Arnold Feldman and Helen Samuels. Arnold is dressed in his RCAF uniform and Helen is wearing a winter fur-trimmed coat.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Feldman, Arnold
Samuels, Helen
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
Kingston (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1939 and 1945]
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 Flight Officer Sam Finkelstein of the RCAF, pictured in his military uniform.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
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
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1993-1-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-1-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1938-[ca.1980]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Goel Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto, including a script of a Sisterhood play, and religious school newsletters "Keren Ami". There is a program for the Beth Tzedec's First Congregational Dinner (1955), a certificate for charter members of the North Toronto YMHA awarded to the law firm of Singer and Kert, and a Young Judea publication "The Leader" (1938) which includes a prize winning address by Sheldon Kert. As well there is a menu from "Old Ed's", one of Ed Mirvish's restaurants.
Administrative History
The Singer and Kert law partnership lasted from 1920-1965. Joseph Singer was a gold metalist at Osgoode Hall in 1911. He was the first Jewish Controller in Toronto, and legal adviser to the Primrose Club. At the time of his death in 1967 he had practiced law for 56 years.
Lawrence Kert helped organize the Associated Hebrew Schools and the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. He was on the board of Goel Tzedec Synagogue. When he passed away in 1976 he had been a lawyer for 56 years.
Name Access
Kert, Sheldon
Kert, Lawrence
Singer, Joseph
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-14
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
27 photgraphs : b&w and col. (jpg)
Date
1940-[2004?], predominant 1940-1945
Scope and Content
Accession consists of scanned photographs documenting Esther Mager's experience serving in the Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Also included is one wedding portrait of her husband and one photograph of Esther with her children and grandchildren. The verso of scanned photographs were also scanned to show annotations and dates on the originals.
Administrative History
Esther (nee Mendelson) Mager was born in Montreal on December 3, 1917 to Max and Lillian Ray (nee Bloomfield) Mendelson. Her mother passed away nine months after her birth, duing the flu epidemic of 1918, and her father remarried Sarah Wallman. Max had six additional children with Sarah. From the age of tweleve to about the age of eighteen, Esther worked in her father's jewellery store, Thompson's Jewellery, located on Philips Square. There she performed various jobs such as, polishing jewellery and assisting customers. Around the age of eighteen she began work as an assistant bookkeeper for a company that manufactured refrigerators where she was paid $25 per week.
In 1941, Esther joined up with the Canadian Air Force, where she performed motor transport and was paid $28 per week. She met her husband, Saul Mager, on a blind date in Montreal while on leave from her post in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Saul was in the dress manufacturing business in Toronto. They married in 1945 and had two sons together; Mark (b. 1946) and Howard (b. 1949).
Use Conditions
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.
Subjects
Families
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Source
Archival Accessions
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