Max Chait fought with the 7th Brigade in the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli War under Ben Dunkelman's command.
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File consists of a letter to Ben Dunkelman from Max Chait, who comments at length on Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance. Enclosed with the letter and its envelope are one photograph of Max Chait and one map of Rosh Pinna.
File consists of a television Performer Contract between Ben Dunkelman and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in connection with Dunkelman's appearance on the CBC programme Front Page Challenge. In addition, the file includes a card with handwritten notes.
File consists of a letter from Ben Dunkelman to Globus Films, based in Israel. In the letter, Dunkelman remarks on publicity his book Dual Allegiance has received in Israel and discusses the possibility of a film based on the book.
File consists of correspondence chiefly between Ben Dunkelman and Irving Lazar, a literary agent, in which they discuss the possibility of turning Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance into a television mini-series.
File contains a draft letter from Dunkelman to Robert Levinson and Associates in connection with a possible film or television programme based on Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance. The file also contains notes related to this letter.
File consists of notes, memorandums and unsigned option agreements relating to Ben Dunkelman's attempt to negotiate an agreement with Quadrant Films. This contract would allow Quadrant Films to create a film based on Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance.
File contains three photocopied pages from the 1977-8 International Film and TV Year Books, along with photocopied selections from the 1977 Canadian Film Digest Yearbook. The former copies contain biographical information about actors and actresses, while the latter provide information about recent films and academy awards.
File consists of three copies of the opening scene of a screenplay Ben Dunkelman wrote based on Dual Allegiance. The scene is called "A Fisherman" and consists of six pages (including a title page and a page listing the characters in the story).
File consists of a proposal for a TV documentary special by Stornoway Productions called "Promises to Keep: The Story of Ben Dunkelman". The proposal includes a biography of Ben Dunkelman, clippings about his experiences during the Second World War and the Arab-Israeli War, and reviews of previous documentaries produced by Stornoway Productions.
File contains notes and drafts of a speech Ben Dunkelman gave on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. The speech, which took place at a reception, relates to his experience just before and during the Arab-Israeli War. Dunkelman spoke on behalf of the Machal of Canada.
File consists of a speech and a newspaper clipping in connection with Dunkelman's attendance at a machal reception for the Canadian Veterans of Israel. The clipping reports on the reception and mentions that Dunkelman was one of the speakers.
Kiwanis International is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting children and youth. Founded in 1915, the organization now has members in more than 80 countries. Dunkelman's speech took place at a club branch in Galt, California.
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File consists of a speech Ben Dunkelman gave to the Galt Kiwanis Club on 8 February 1960 in connection with his experiences during the Arab-Israeli War. The speech relates to Israel and politics in the Middle East.
File contains two drafts of a speech Ben Dunkelman gave to B'Nai B'rith in Toronto. In addition, the file includes two copies of the B'Nai B'rith Digest announcing that Dunkelman will be speaking. The speeches relate to Dunkelman's experiences in the Arab-Israeli War.
File contains a speech Ben Dunkelman gave to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). The speech, which Dunkelman gave at other venues, formed the introduction of his book Dual Allegiance. The file also contains correspondence related to the speech.
File consists of a speech Ben Dunkelman gave at Toronto's Temple Sinai for the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Toronto Spring General Meeting on 18 April 1977. In the speech, Dunkelman refers to Hadassah, Youth Aliyah and to Israeli politics. The item includes a name tag with Dunkelman's name on it.
File consists of correspondence, notes, a clipping and a speech in connection with Ben Dunkelman's role as a speaker at the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Toronto Spring General Meeting on 18 April 1977.
File consists of notes, correspondence and two copies of one speech Ben Dunkelman gave for Beth Tzedec in connection with the Canadian Machal, one copy of one speech Dunkelman gave for Beth Tzedec on Remembrance Day the following year.
File contains a draft of part of a speech Ben Dunkelman gave at the 26th Annual Jewish Book Fair in Detroit on Israeli public relations. The file also contains an empty envelope indicating correspondence between Dunkelman and Adele Silver, who represented the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit. Appended to the draft speech are photocopied pages of the book The plot to destroy Israel : the road to Armageddon by Alvin Rosenfeld.
File consists of correspondence, notes, booklets, a speech draft and an itinerary in connection with a speech Ben Dunkelman gave to the Mount Sinai Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
File consists of certificates, correspondence, clippings, a brochure and notes in connection with Ben Dunkelman's speech in Buffalo, NY, for the Zionist Organization of America. The notes include a hand-drawn map.
File contains a rough draft of a speech Ben Dunkelman gave on 20 May 1979 to the American Veterans of Israel in New York. In addition, the file includes a copy of an American Veterans of Israel newsletter.
File consists of a clipping from the B'nai Brith Digest containing an article by Ben Dunkelman called "A Report from our Israel Committee Chairman". The article relates to Dunkelman's work as a soldier in the Arab-Israeli War and to his opinions about Israeli security.
File consists of a draft and a clipping of the final copy of an article Ben Dunkelman wrote called "A Canadian Fights in Israel". Dr. George Liban selected the article from a draft of Dunkelman's memoirs entitled "Israel Assignment".
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See fonds 2, series 6 for material related to Dunkelman's autobiography, Dual Allegiance.
File consists of correspondence and notes in connection with the possibility of Ma'arachot, the publishing house of the Israel Defence Forces, publishing a Hebrew translation of Ben Dunkelman's autobiography.