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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, Ben, 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
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
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[1951?], 24 July 1976
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the founding and 25th anniversary of the Island Yacht Club. Included is the founding meeting agenda and constitution and a speech delivered by founding member Leo Perkell at the 25th anniversary celebration. Also included are 12 photographs of the first outing and club party at the site of the Island Yacht Club. Identified is: Ben Dunkleman, Yael Dunkelman, and Marion Levinter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a United States patent for an infant's walking aid. The patent includes a certificate, along with diagrams and a description of the invention.
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 3 for information on Dunkelman's other enterprises.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
17 Sept. 1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an eight-page story Dunkelman wrote about hunting a leopard in Africa.
Physical Condition
Record is hard to read in places due to erratic handwriting and the use of tape to attach parts of the script.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
2 Aug. 1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains one letter Dunkelman wrote to Vintage Grand Touring Automobiles about rust repairs to his Fiat.
Physical Condition
Record is in good condition, but fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter Dunkelman wrote to the Registrar of Shipping in Toronto about his boat, Kittiwake III.
Physical Condition
Record is in good condition, but fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a photocopy of a letter composer Leonard Bernstein wrote to Ben Dunkelman while the latter was in Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1949, 1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains early personal correspondence Dunkelman kept during and just after the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-1949.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one letter from Carl Goldenberg to Ben Dunkelman, congratulating Dunkelman on his marriage.
Physical Condition
Record is stained but readable.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from Chaim Weizmann to David Dunkelman in connection with the Dedication of the Institute of Physics and Physical Chemistry.
Name Access
Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952
Subjects
Presidents--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-]-[196-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Ben Dunkleman's personal correspondence with various people including, David Ben-Gurion, Theodore Kollek, Chaim Herzog and Chaim Laskov. The correspondence relates to such topics as Ben and Yael Dunkelman's marriage, the death of Rose Dunkelman, and New Year celebrations.
Name Access
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973
Herzog, Chaim, 1918-1997
Subjects
Presidents--Israel
Prime ministers--Israel
Physical Condition
Records are fragile but in good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Yaacov Herzog, Israel's ambassador to Canada.
Subjects
Diplomats--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from Professor I. Dostrovsky at The Weizmann Institute of Science to Ben Dunkelman. Dostrovsky discusses in detail the Institute's promotion policy, along with mentioning the names of some professors or scientists who have been promoted. He also informs Dunkelman about research the Institute has undertaken.
Notes
At the time of the earlier letter, Dostrovsky was acting president of the Institute.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Fred Johnson. Ben and Yael Dunkelman met Johnson while living in Tel-Aviv in 1949.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on such topics as the Arab boycott.
Name Access
Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995
Subjects
Arab countries--Foreign economic relations--Israel
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Chaim (Vivian) Herzog, ambassador to the United Nations.
Name Access
Herzog, Chaim, 1918-1997
Subjects
Presidents--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a letter from Dunkelman to Health and Welfare Canada in connection with a retirement pension application.
Physical Condition
Record is fragile but in good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter Dunkelman wrote to Paul Kenney, a Florida comptroller, to inform him of a change of address.
Physical Condition
Record is fragile but in good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Shirley Gold, who wrote on behalf of the Rose Dunkelman Chapter of Hadassah in Niagara Falls, Ontario, inviting Ben to be the chapter's guest speaker at its upcoming 35th anniversary.
Notes
For more information about Rose Dunkelman, please see the Rose Dunkelman Fonds.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile but in good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1985]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and one newsletter excerpt in connection with The Weizmann Institute of Science electing Ben Dunkelman as its Governor Emeritus at the 36th Annual General Meeting in Rehovot. The File contains one letter and one copy, as well as an excerpt from "Issue No. 17", which pertains to research at the Institute.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1995?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence in connection with the military and with the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. The file also contains an invitation to an independence day celebration in Israel.
Name Access
Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one fax transmission from Ben Dunkelman to "The Secretary of the President" to decline an invitation. In addition, the file contains an empty envelope addressed to Dunkelman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a letter and a diary related to two trips Dunkelman made to Israel.
Physical Condition
The diary is fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Dunkelman received this passport in 1931 and over the next nine years used it to travel to such places as Palestine--when he went to work for a year on a kibbutz--Italy and the United States.
Scope and Content
File consists of one Canadian passport.
Physical Condition
Passport is in good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-[195-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Major Ben Dunkelman was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his courage leading soldiers under his command while fighting in Germany in 1945.
Scope and Content
File consists of excerpts from the book, Canadian Jews in World War II: Part I: Decorations. The excerpts include an account of Dunkelman's heroic actions in the Second World War, along with a typewritten reproduction of this account.
Notes
Canadian Jews in World War II: Part I: Decorations was published by the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1947.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, a card and notes related to Dunkelman receiving the Fighter's Decoration of the State of Israel on 18 January 1970. Dunkelman received the award along with other Canadian volunteers in the Arab-Israeli War.
Subjects
Military decorations
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, notes and a newspaper clipping in connection with a reception on 9 December 1976 held in honour of Ben Dunkelman and the publication of his book, Dual Allegiance.
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 6 for material related to Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence and cards related to the Israel Bond Award Dinner held in honour of Ben Dunkelman on 10 November 1977. Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin addressed the dinner.
Name Access
Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Dunkelman and Yohanan Peltz, chairman of the 7th Brigade Benevolent Fund. Peltz invites Dunkelman to a 7th Brigade reunion as a guest of honour.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Dunkelman and Lawrence Tapper, an archivist at the Public Archives of Canada (now Library and Archives Canada) in connection with the records of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada. In addition, the file contains a contract between Dunkelman and the National Archives for the donation of his records to the institution.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile but in good condition.
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
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and an agreement between Ben Dunkelman and the Military (I.D.F.) & Defence Establishment Archives in Israel to allow the Archives to hold some of Dunkelman's papers. Attached to the agreement is an inventory list.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter to Dunkelman from Z. Ostfeld, Acting Director of the Military (I.D.F.) & Defence Establishment Archives in Israel. The letter relates to research on the participation of Jews in foreign armies.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from Ben Dunkelman to Frederick A. Praeger in connection with the book "Strategy" by B.H. Liddell Hart. Enclosed with the letter is a courier form and an envelope. Dunkelman used Liddell Hart's book Strategy when researching Dual Allegiance.
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 6 for material related to Dunkelman's book, Dual Allegiance.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains one letter from Irwin Ziff, National Executive Director of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America. The letter congratulates Dunkelman on being chosen as the National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada.
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
Zionist series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
Item
Fonds
2
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ben Dunkelman sitting on a horse. The photo was taken in Palestine during the 1930s.
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
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains land registry certificates related to Dunkelman buying land in Hamama, a small town on the coast of southern Palestine. The file includes one map showing a block of land in Hamama.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930-1934
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm or smaller
1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of three photographs and one postcard relating to Dunkelman's trips to Palestine during the early 1930s.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and documents related to Dunkelman exchanging his land in Hamama for land in the Herzelia area.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a postcard from Menachem Ussishkin to David and Rose Dunkelman, and two clippings about Ussishkin from Karnenu and the Palestine Review.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Custodial History
Ben Dunkelman acquired some of Herb Mowat's records after Mowat's death.
Scope and Content
File consists of essays related to Zionism. The file also includes a letter-to-the-editor Mowat wrote to the Toronto Telegram in 1955 and an article on bridges he first published in 1944.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 postcards: col.; 9 x 14 cm
Custodial History
Ben Dunkelman acquired some of Herb Mowat's papers after his death.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to Herb Mowat. In addition, the file contains brochures, rough letters to the editor, a report, Canadian House of Commons Debates for 1 February 1944 (which contains remarks on Jews in Palestine starting on page 77), clippings, poems and three postcards sent to the Dunkelmans.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a letter, a poem and an article Herb Mowat sent to Ben Dunkelman. The article and the letter relate to a Druze wedding in Galilee, while the poem relates to Dunkelman's success as a soldier. The file also includes a card from the Canada-Israel Association in Toronto announcing that Kamal Mansour, a member of a Druze tribe in Israel, will speak on the topic of Arabs in Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to Dunkelman's attempt to persuade the Canadian federal government to send arms to Israel.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and a statement of accounts related to Israel Speaks, a magazine Ben Dunkelman supported by finding subscriptions and distributing copies of the magazine. The file contains a letter to Dunkelman from John Adler, general manager of The Jerusalem Post Weekly, encouraging Dunkelman to subscribe; it also includes a copy of a letter sent to Ted Lurie, editor of the Jerusalem Post, from Walter Annenberg.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, a brochure and a clipping from the Jewish Standard relating to the Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC). Dunkelman had agreed to be Deputy President of the ZOC's Charitable Fund.
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
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