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Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
2
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1898, [192-?]-1997
Physical Description
80 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Benjamin Dunkelman (1913-1997) was a successful businessman and President of Tip Top Tailors. He had a distinguished military career in both the Canadian army during the Second World War and in the Haganah during the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli War.
Dunkelman was born in Toronto to David Dunkelman (1883-1978) and Rose (nee Miller) (1889-1949). He had three sisters and two brothers: Joseph, a movie executive; Ernest, a manufacturer; Zelda; Veronica; and Theodora. His father, David, was a successful entrepreneur who established Tip Top Tailors in 1910. Both David and his wife Rose were fervent Zionist community activists.
Benjamin Dunkelman attended Upper Canada College and, at the age of 18, visited Palestine (now Israel). While in Palestine, he worked for a year on a kibbutz, mostly as a guard protecting it from nearby Palestinians. During the Second World War, Dunkelman served as a Major in the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and in that role gained respect for his knowledge of mortars. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1945 for his role in the final Allied assault on Germany. Two years later, Benjamin Dunkelman returned to Palestine to join the Haganah in the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli War. As a commander, Dunkelman captured Nazareth, and brought northern Galilee under Jewish control. Near the end of the war, Dunkelman met and married Yael Lifshitz, a corporal in the Israeli Army. Dunkelman was elected National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada in 1977.
In addition to his work as a soldier, Dunkelman was a successful businessman. He served as president of Tip Top Tailors after his father stepped down, and was also director of Colonial Finance Corporation, president of Cloverdale Shopping Centre and president of Renforth Developments. Besides operating the Dunkelman Gallery for modern art, Dunkelman and his wife Yael ran the Constellation Hotel and Dunkelman’s Restaurant.
Dunkelman later wrote of his experiences in both wars in his autobiography Dual allegiance (MacMillan, 1976). As well as the DSO, Dunkelman was awarded the Fighter’s Decoration of the State of Israel (1970), and an Israel Bonds Award Dinner in Tribute to Ben Dunkelman (1977). He was a guest of honour both at a reception hosted by the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science and the veterans of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada (1976) and at a 7th Brigade Reunion in Israel (1991).
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting Benjamin Dunkelman's personal, business, and military activities. Included is personal and business correspondence and other records, maps, photographs, news clippings, and scrapbooks assembled by Dunkelman. The bulk of the records relate both to Dunkelman’s autobiography Dual allegiance and to his military career in the Second World War and in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-1949. Other records relate to his business work with Tip Top Tailors, the Constellation Hotel, Dunkelman’s Restaurant and the Dunkelman Gallery, as well as to his Zionist actvities, his writing and public speeches, and his personal life.
The fonds is organized into the following series: Personal records and correspondence, Zionist materials, Businesses, Second World War, Arab-Israeli War, Dual allegiance, and Speeches.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 218 photographs, 60 maps, 7 postcards, 5 architectural drawings, and 3 albums.
Associated material note: see the Ben Dunkelman fonds at Library and Archives Canada.
Name Access
Dunkelman, Benjamin, 1913-1997
Subjects
Authors
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949
World War, 1939-1945
Related Material
See fonds #39 (Rose Dunkelman fonds).
Creator
Dunkelman, Benjamin, 1913-1997
Accession Number
2000-3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-1995
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
43 photographs
2 postcards
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Ben Dunkelman’s family, private life, and such hobbies as yachting and travel. Included are photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, invitations, certificates, speeches, a travel diary, a passport, and a scrapbook. The series is made up of two sub-series: 1. David and Rose Dunkelman (including biographies of those in the Dunkelman family) and 2. Theodora Dunkelman (Ben Dunkelman’s sister).
Name Access
Dunkelman, David, 1883-1978 (subject)
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949 (subject)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1927-1996
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
2 photographs
4 postcards : b&w and col. ; 9 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dunkelman, like his parents, was an active Zionist throughout his life. As a young man from 1930-1931, he lived in Israel and later fought in the Arab-Israeli War. Following the War in 1948-49, he wrote articles, kept correspondence, encouraged investment and gave speeches in support of Israel. He was also on the executive committee of Israel Speaks, an American publication, and was a member of the Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC). In 1976, Dunkelman agreed to be the Deputy President of the ZOC’s Charitable Fund.
Scope and Content
The series consists of records documenting Ben Dunkelman's Zionist activities. Included are legal papers, photographs, correspondence, articles and newspaper clippings.
Notes
Herb Mowat was a Canadian Zionist who maintained a correspondence with Dunkelman during the 1950s and 1960s. Dunkelman acquired some of his records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Date
1942-1995
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
During the Second World War, Dunkelman served as a Major in the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada. After enlisting in 1940, he became a platoon commander. Dunkelman took part in the second wave of D-Day landings in 1944 and later assisted in the final Allied assault on Germany, earning the Distinguished Service Order. He left the army in 1945 after the war had ended. The Queen's Own Rifles Association and the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science organized a reception in 1976 to honour the publication of Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Ben Dunkelman's involvement in the Second World War. Included are newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, and correspondence. Some files deal with Dunkelman's experiences during the war; others relate to Dunkelman's relationship with veterans after the war and, in one case, with his memories of the war. The files cover such subjects as The Queen's Own Rifles, Veterans, the liberation of The Netherlands, Aubrey Cosens (a soldier under Dunkelman’s command who was killed in battle but later honoured with the Victoria Cross), and the prosecution of Nazi war criminals.
Notes
Physical description: Includes 85 photographs, 1 album, and 10 maps.
Name Access
Cosens, Aubrey, 1921-1945 (subject)
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 6 for more information on Dunkelman's involvement in the Second World War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Date
1943-1991
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records
28 photographs
20 maps
Admin History/Bio
Dunkelman joined the Machal (foreign fighters for Israel) in 1948 at the onset of the Arab-Israeli War and was active in helping the fledgling Israeli Army break out of Jerusalem and find a road to Tel Aviv. The Burma Road--named after a Second World War Burma supply route--was a makeshift route from Jerusalem to Tel-Aviv. Israeli soldiers including Dunkelman drove a convoy at night along a little-used route to reconnect the two cities. Later in the war, commanding the 7th Brigade, he captured Nazareth and northern Galilee. After Dunkelman had left the Israel Defence Forces in 1949 to seek work as a businessman, he still kept in contact with the Israeli army through such organizations as the Jewish War Veterans of Canada, The 7th Brigade Veterans Fund, American Veterans of Israel, the Association of Jewish War Veterans, and the Mahal Association.
Scope and Content
Series consists of reports, clippings, correspondence, photographs, maps and documents recording Ben Dunkelman's involvement in the Arab-Israeli War. The series branches into the following topics in this order: Machal; the 7th Brigade; Operation Hiram; Operation Dekel; the Burma Road; the Israel Defence Forces; a Profile of Ben Dunkelman; and Arab-Israeli War veterans.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 6 for more information on the Arab-Israeli War. Dunkelman wrote an autobiography, Dual Allegiance, based on his experiences in the Arab-Israeli War and the Second World War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1898, 1941-1988
Physical Description
56 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
Ben Dunkelman’s involvement in business was wide-ranging. He served as president of Tip Top Tailors after his father and as president of Cloverdale Shopping Centre. He also, along with his wife Yael, opened the Dunkelman Gallery for modern art and Dunkelman's restaurant.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs, correspondence, pamphlets and papers documenting Benjamin Dunkelman’s business activities. The files are organized into three sub-series: Tip-Top Tailors, Constellation Hotel, and Dunkelman Gallery.
Notes
Physical description: Includes 6 cm of textual records, 5 architectural drawings, and 1 postcard.
Subjects
Business
Physical Condition
Most photographs are warped.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
2
Series
1-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-1991
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
3 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Rose and David Dunkelman, Benjamin Dunkelman's parents, were staunch supporters of Toronto's Zionist community. David was a leader of the Zionist Organization of Canada for more than 50 years, while Rose was publisher and first managing editor of the Jewish Standard, a Toronto-based Zionist magazine she founded with her husband. In addition, she was the first vice-president of the Hadassah Organization of Canada and president of the Hadassah Organization of Ontario. Both fervently supported Zionist projects.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs, clippings, obituaries, correspondence and biographical information in connection with Rose, David and Ben Dunkelman. The sub-series contains a pamphlet from the Toronto Zionist Council in 1957 celebrating the council’s 50th anniversary and praising Rose Dunkelman. There are also copies of articles about Rose Dunkelman by H.M. Kaiserman and Meyer W. Weisgal.
Name Access
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Correspondence sub-series sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Correspondence sub-series sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
2
Series
1-5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1995
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Dunkelman maintained private correspondence with a wide variety of friends, from well-known people such as composer Leonard Bernstein, former Israeli defence minister Shimon Peres and former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin to his father David, the lawyer Carl Goldenberg and his father-in-law, David Lifshitz. One correspondence is with Fred Johnson, an acquaintance from the end of the Arab-Israeli War. Fred Johnson helped Ben and Yael establish themselves in Israel in the years following the war. Johnson wrote to Dunkelman in 1975 and they resumed correspondence.
Scope and Content
Sub-series contains 12 files of personal correspondence between Benjamin (and sometimes Yael) Dunkelman and family, friends and acquaintances on such subjects as Ben and Yael's marriage, buying a new apartment, condolences for the death of a friend's mother, Yitzhak Rabin's assassination and a retirement application.
Subjects
Letters
Creator
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-?]-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The file emphasizes the importance of the Dunkelman family to Ontario's Jewish community. Ben was a distinguished soldier, a successful businessman and a Zionist; David was founder of Tip Top Tailors and a Zionist leader; and Rose was a Zionist leader, publisher of the Jewish Standard and heavily involved in Hadassah and Youth Aliyah.
Scope and Content
File contains biographical information about Benjamin Dunkelman, including entries for himself and his parents Rose and David Dunkelman in the New Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel, edited by Geoffrey Wigoder.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Tip Top Tailors sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Tip Top Tailors sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
2
Series
3-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1898, 1941-1988
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
16 photographs
Admin History/Bio
David Dunkelman, Benjamin's father, started Tip Top Tailors in Toronto in 1909, and by 1950 it had become a thriving business, with more than 1000 outlets across the country. During the 1930s, Ben had worked for the company, and following the Arab-Israeli War in 1948-49, he returned to Tip Top. He took over as company CEO in the 1950s until the company was sold to Dylex Ltd. in 1967.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs, correspondence and clippings documenting David and Ben Dunkelman's involvement in the family firm, Tip Top Tailors.
Name Access
Tip Top Tailors
Physical Condition
Most photographs are warped.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Dunkelman's was a restaurant near the corner of Yonge and St. Clair that Ben and Yael Dunkelman opened in the early 1980s. They provided customers with a Californian-style cuisine.
Scope and Content
File consists of two favourable reviews of Dunkelman’s restaurant from the Toronto Sun and Avenue magazine.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Constellation Hotel sub-series sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Constellation Hotel sub-series sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
2
Series
3-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
[196-?]-1988
Physical Description
39 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
Ben Dunkelman and Alex Hacker started the Constellation Hotel near Toronto's international airport in 1962. The hotel, at 900 Dixon Road, is now called the Regal Constellation Hotel.
Scope and Content
Sub-Series consists of photographs, architectural drawings and papers relating to the Constellation Hotel. These documents were originally organized in a scrapbook. The sub-series also includes a 1988 Toronto Star article referring to Dunkelman, co-owner Alex Hacker and the Constellation Hotel.
Notes
Physical description: Includes 2 folders of textual records, 5 architectural drawings, and 1 postcard.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dealings with archives sub-series sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dealings with archives sub-series sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
2
Series
1-8
Material Format
textual record
Date
[197-?]-1990
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Benjamin Dunkelman kept records of his contact both with the National Archives of Canada and with the Military (I.D.F) & Defence Establishment Archives in Israel. His correspondence relates to research for his autobiography Dual Allegiance, as well as to his decision to donate records to both Archives.
Scope and Content
Sub-Series consists of correspondence with and papers from the National Archives of Canada and the Military (I.D.F.) & Defence Establishment Archives. The National Archives material includes a statement giving Dunkelman permission to reproduce and publish Department of National Defence army negatives, along with inventories of records Dunkelman had donated to the Archives. The National Archives of Canada papers also include correspondence between Dunkelman and National Archives archivist Lawrence Tapper. In addition, the sub-series contains a contract between the National Archives and Dunkelman about a collection of his papers that he donated to the Archives. The Sub-Series includes correspondence and a depositor’s agreement with Israel's Military (I.D.F.) & Defence Establishment Archives.
Creator
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 4; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
4
File
10
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 album ; 30 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Aubrey Cosens served as a sergeant in the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada during the Second World War and was under Dunkelman's command when the Queen's Own were fighting in Germany in 1945. He won the Victoria Cross for his bravery.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, papers and a newspaper article from the Toronto Sun relating to the 1986 opening of a Latchford, Ontario, bridge in honour of Cosens. Also included is an album containing 31 photographs and textual records relating to the Latchford bridge opening. Dunkelman attended the ceremony and unveiled a commemorative cairn in memory of Cosens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
11
Material Format
textual record
cartographic material
Date
[194-?]-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 maps
Admin History/Bio
At the beginning of the Arab-Israeli War in 1948, Arab forces controlled the roads between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, where Jewish forces were stationed. Dunkelman assisted in finding an alternative route between the two cities, which was called the Burma Road. Operation Maccabee on 1 May 1948 was a plan to use air strikes against Arab forces in order to assist Jewish convoys travelling along the Burma Road between Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.
Scope and Content
File consists of 2 copies of a map of a section of the Burma Road, a report on Operation Maccabee, and a 1986 historical article about the Burma Road.
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 6 for more information on the Burma Road.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Date
[194-?]-1997
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Ben Dunkelman published his memoirs with MacMillan of Canada in 1976 under the title Dual Allegiance. Although nearly 30 years had passed since his involvement in the Second World War and the Arab-Israeli War, Dunkelman began researching his memoirs in the 1950s and an early version of the book, Israel Assignment, was finished in 1959. After further research, writing and correspondence with publishers, Dunkelman finally secured publication of the manuscript with MacMillan of Canada under the title Dual Allegiance, which was published in 1976. The response to Dual Allegiance after its publication in November came quickly. MacMillan collected many of the newspaper reviews and sent them to Dunkelman. Ben Dunkelman also wrote several different screenplays based on his autobiography. These range from plot summaries to a full-length screenplay submitted to Charles Greene which includes directions for camera shots.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, research notes, novel notes, manuscripts, reviews, film/TV scripts, clippings and publicity material related to Ben Dunkelman’s autobiography, Dual Allegiance, which was published by MacMillan in 1976. The series contains drafts of Israel Assignment. It also contains some correspondence, both between Dunkelman and MacMillan about the book, and from readers commenting on it. The series is organized into several general areas in the following order: research, manuscripts, publicity, correspondence and Film/TV scripts.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 30 maps, 4 photographs, and 2 albums.
Subjects
Authors
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Item
Fonds
2
Series
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a formal portrait of Ben Dunkelman.
Notes
Photograph is by Leo Hausman.
Name Access
Hausman, Leo, 1912-1982
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Item is in good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters between Ben Dunkelman and David Bercuson, as well as a clipping from the Canadian Jewish News related to the Canadian machal. The clipping, written by Sheldon Kirshner, is a review of David Bercuson's new book The Secret Army. The book focuses on the machal and relates to Dunkelman's role in the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains three items: one nine-page report containing information about the upcoming Operation Dekel, such as the number of enemy forces and organization plans; one letter to Dunkelman from Uri Givon, a researcher studying the 7th Brigade and Operation Dekel; and three pages of notes Dunkelman made in response to this letter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an article by Eric Margolis in the Toronto Sun dated 16 February 1989. The article refers to Ben Dunkelman's refusal to drive the Arab population out of Nazareth after his conquest of Nazareth during Operation Dekel in 1948.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one magazine clipping and one letter related to Dunkelman's decision to disobey orders to force Arabs out of Nazareth during the Arab-Israeli War. Sherry Kalb translated the article from the magazine Ha-olam Haze for Dunkelman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of four articles related to Operation Hiram: one in the magazine Bamahane, two in the magazine Marhot, and one excerpted from the 1986 book Face to Face with the Nazi Enemy. The Bamahane article and the book excerpt contain photographs of Dunkelman.
Notes
Mul ha'oyev ha'Nazi (Face to Face with the Nazi Enemy: Fighters Tell their Story) was written by Avraham Ingber, et al. (Tel Aviv: Association of Disabled Veterans of the War with the Nazis, 1986).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two profiles of Ben Dunkelman relating to his activities in the Arab-Israeli War. One, written by Frank Rasky, appears in Lifestyles magazine and the other, written by Phil Fine, appears in The Canadian Jewish News. The latter article also refers to Yael Dunkelman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two copies of minutes of the executive meeting of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada on 13 March 1977, which Dunkelman attended. The file also contains related correspondence and a 7-page newsletter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists chiefly of correspondence and notes relating to a 1973 Seventh Brigade reunion in Israel which Ben Dunkelman attended. The correspondence includes letters from Golda Meir, the Israeli Prime Minister, as well as from Yossie Mann, who invited Dunkelman to the reunion. Also included in the file are single copies of the magazines Haolan Haza (This World), Bamachane G'danya, and Bamachane. The first of these contains an article about Yitzhak Sade, a Palmach commander during the Arab-Israeli War; the second, published by the youth wing of the IDF, contains general army information; and the third, published by the IDF in an independence day edition, includes an article about Shlomo Shamir and the Battle of Latrun during the Arab-Israeli War.
Name Access
Meir, Golda, 1898-1978
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Dunkelman and Joseph (Yossie) Mann relating to the 7th Brigade. The correspondence also relates to Dunkelman's autobiography and to donations he made to the Brigade's Veterans Fund.
Physical Condition
Records are in good condition, but fragile.
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 6 for more information about Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two letters, one to Ben Dunkelman from James Erskine, Commissioner and President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, informing Dunkelman that he has been given life membership in the institute. The second letter is a reply to Erskine from Dunkelman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-?]-[198-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of clippings related chiefly to Ben Dunkelman's work as a soldier during the Second World War. Several clippings, however, relate to his role in the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 4; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
4
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of notes, correspondence and a business card related to an interview Dunkelman took part in with Dutch television. The subject of the interview was Dunkelman's experience of the Second World War and the liberation of Holland and the Netherlands. The interview was with producer John Muller.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 4; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
4
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains photocopies from a book about the liberation of Holland signed for Dunkelman by the author, Margot van Boldrik. The file also includes a newspaper article by Lew Gloin about Canadians--including Dunkelman--fighting in the Second World War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains one essay by Michael Brown related to Aliyah. The essay is from the journal Jewish Social Studies.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two articles and one cover page from The Jewish Standard relating to the Zionist activities of Rose and David Dunkelman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Tip Top Tailors sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3-1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Tip Top Tailors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
3-1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1898-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of notes and documents Ben Dunkelman wrote or gathered to provide biographical information about David Dunkelman for a Zionist encyclopedia.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Constellation Hotel sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Constellation Hotel sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
3-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a Toronto Star article about the Constellation Hotel. The article, written by Pat Brennan, mentions Ben Dunkelman and Alex Hacker.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Dunkelman and National Archives archivist Lawrence Tapper relating to Dunkelman's papers at the Archives. The file also contains a list of files from the National Archives Dunkelman collection.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Ben Dunkelman. In addition, the file contains a newspaper clipping reporting a trip by Ben-Gurion to Canada. Further correspondence in the file reveals that the Israeli government has decided to grant Dunkelman the rank of Colonel.
Name Access
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains drafts of Israel Assignment chapters, along with notes in connection with corrections to these drafts.
Notes
Israel Assignment was an early version of Dual Allegiance focusing on the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1993
Physical Description
72 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The sub-series consists of Dr. Joseph Diamond's and Rabbi Irwin Witty's personal correpondence, filed with their executive director records, the text of public talks and of commentaries made on Zelda Young's "Jewish hour" radio programme, broadcast every Sunday on the CHIN (Toronto) radio station. The topics of these commentaries varied widely, including Talmudic commentaries, Israeli and Diaspora Jewish politics, as well as matters relating to Jewish education in Toronto and elsewhere. Although much of the personal correspondence is routine in nature, some of the letters include discussions of Jewish education and activities of the BJE.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
80 records – page 1 of 2.

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