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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
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern's parents were not supposed to take the train with him, but they insisted, and travelled as far as Newcastle, Ontario with their son.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill and his mother Fanny Stern. The photograph was taken at Exhibition grounds before Bill boarded the train to Halifax, where he would sail overseas to the fighting in Europe. Bill is standing in front of the train with his arm around his mother's shoulder.
Subjects
Mothers and sons
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 7 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern's parents were not supposed to take the train with him, but they insisted, and travelled as far as Newcastle, Ontario with their son.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern with his parents, Moishe and Fanny Stern. The photo was taken at Exhibition grounds, before Bill boarded the train for Halifax, where he would sail overseas to the fighting in Europe. Bill is dressed in his uniform and is standing in front of the train with his arms around his parents.
Subjects
Parent and child
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of David Solomon, taken during the Second World War. He is in his army uniform, leaning against a chain-link fence.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of David Solomon, during the Second World War. He is in uniform and is standing on a street.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Dave Solomon standing in front of a parked car with another man seated inside it.
Subjects
Automobiles
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of David Solomon and Corporal Mike Atkins in uniform, during the Second World War. They are standing in front of a stone building. David Solomon is on the left.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of David Solomon and Mike Atkins dressed in civilian clothing during the Second World War. Mike Atkins is on the left.
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Corporal Mike Atkins, David Solomon and a third unidentified soldier, taken during the Second World War. They are all in uniform and are standing in a fenced garden. Pictured are:
Left to right: Mike Atkins, [unidentified], David Solomon.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of men and women, including several uniformed soldiers, in London, England, during the Second World War. The people in the photo are standing in front of a brick house. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: [unidentified], [unidentified], Dave Solomon, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Corporal Mike Atkins.
Front row, left to right: L.A.C. Meyer Atkins, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified].
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
England
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of uniformed army and airforce servicemen in London, England, during the Second World War. They are standing in front of a brick house. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Corporal Mike Atkins, [unidentified], [unidentified], L.A.C. Meyer Atkins.
Front row, left to right: David Solomon, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified].
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of uniformed soldiers in London, England. The man on the far right is Sammy Kwinter who died in the war in 1944.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
England
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1943]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a negative of Bill Stern standing next to his spitfire during the Second World War.
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
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Max Stern dressed in his army uniform, holding two children, Sheldon Glass and an unknown girl. They are standing in the street in front of Mandel's Creamery. Max Stern was stationed in Toronto.
Subjects
Children
Military uniforms
Soldiers--Canada
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
1980-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1944]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Jacob Eisen was originally from Edmonton. He later moved to Toronto and became the Rabbi for Holy Blossom Synagogue. He was a chaplain with the Canadian service during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Rabbi Jacob Eisen in his serviceman's uniform, standing on a road. There is writing on the front that reads, "To Mike, with all the very best, Rabbi Eisen."
Subjects
Rabbis
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Max and Moishe Stern standing in front of Goldenberg's Restaurant in Toronto. Max is dressed in uniform on the left and Moishe is on the right. The photograph was sent to Bill during his time overseas with the airforce. The back of the photograph has the inscription "From your old man Genelal (sic) Moshe Stern and Corperal Maxie"
Subjects
Restaurants
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 6 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern and his friends during Passover at Piccadilly Circus in London, England. All four men are in their airforce uniforms, standing on the street in front of several storefronts and billboards. Pictured from left to right are: Nicky Gluskin (Jack Gluskin's cousin), Bill Stern, Charlie "Chuck" Appel, and David Burman.
Subjects
Bands (Music)
Passover
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
England
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
9 June 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 15 x 14 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of officers in the mobile signals unit stationed in Normandy, France during the Second World War. Pictured are (descriptions in parenthesis were written by Bill Stern on the back of the original photograph):
Front row, left to right: Dori Landry (the padre of the outfit); Joe Maddigan (farm boy from Saskatchewan -- brother-in-law of Joe [Linachio] -- remember Joe?); Bill Stern (some guy you wouldn't know); Murray Smail (nursing a bottle of beer -- as usual).
Second row, left to right: Barney Gordon (eating a Compo biscuit -- bread to us in those days); "Jack" Sinclair (our Scottish representative -- has since left this world -- his place was taken by a Canadian lad -- did I tell you that we are now 100% Canadian -- all 23 of us); "Red" Macdonald (our problem child. Red can put away more liquor than any ten men I've ever known); "Taffy" Meredith (our wireless [mub?] from Wales -- has also since left this world to make way for a Canadian); [Dines Pinard?].
Third row, left to right: Ed Ross; "Chuck" [Parker]; Junior Loman; Sgt. Larry White; [Red Alter]; Cpl. Art Adamson.
Fourth row, left to right: Cpl. Ronnie Wilfred; [?] Simpkins; Paul Reinhardt (from B.C.); Jimmy Barton (from around Manchester way -- also left); and "Johnny Be Careful" (our politician from the wilds of Quebec, Shawinigan Falls to be exact).
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
France
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 21 x 26 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of a group of Jewish soldiers and civilians who had gathered together in Brussels, Belgium to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. The group is standing on the front steps of a building. Harold Eisenberg is pictured in the suit and sunglasses, crouching in the front row on the far left.
Subjects
Rosh ha-Shanah
Soldiers
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
Belgium
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern and [Maxie Lieberman?], taken in London, England, during the Second World War. Both men are wearing their military uniforms.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
England
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern in uniform holding a little dog. The photo was taken while he was in Holland during the Second World War. On the back of the photograph is a caption that reads, "the one on the left is the dog".
Name Access
Stern, Bill
Subjects
Dogs
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
Netherlands
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern in Celle, Germany with six other army and airforce servicemen. They are sitting in an army jeep, holding their rifles. Seated on the far right is Bill Stern and leaning against the jeep on the far left is Jimmy Thompson.
Notes
The photograph is mounted on cardboard.
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
Germany
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern and Maxie Lieberman in London, England. They are both in uniform and are standing in the street.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
England
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Dave Solomon standing on a beach in his swim trunks.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
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