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Level
Item
ID
Item 3801
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3801
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1921]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of (left to right) Louis Rostoker, Mendel Silbert and his son Alex Silbert on their farm located on the 6th Concession of West Flamborough, Wentworth County, Ontario. The three men are standing in front of a group of trees.
Subjects
Farms
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
1985-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-5-15
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-15
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
34 photographs : b&w, some sepia toned ; 17 x 23 cm or smaller
1 cm of textual records
Date
1944-2000
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and textual records that document Bernard's activities in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Included are images of Bernard and his photography school classmates; shots taken just after the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated, including shots of captured SS guards and of the Sunday picnics organized for the children; and images taken by Bernard while he was on leave. Accession also includes Bernard's unpublished memoir of his war experience (2000) and one letter written by Bernard to his family while he was stationed in Germany (1945).
Administrative History
Bernard Louis Yale was born in Toronto on 3 May 1922 to Morris Yalofsky and Ann Yalofsky (née Krasnanski). Although Morris and Ann were both born in the Ukraine, they resided in Romania prior to their immigration to Canada in 1922 Morris worked in Toronto as an upholsterer until his untimely death at the age of thirty-five.
Bernard attended Central Commerce high school and upon graduating registered for a chartered accounting course. He worked as an accounting student for the chartered accountant Jules Newman.
During the Second World War, Bernard served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a photographer. He arrived in England in 1944 and was posted shortly thereafter to 443 Squadron, 144 Wing (a Spitfire Wing) in the town of Ford. While stationed there, he was responsible for servicing cinegun cameras that captured the damage caused each time the Spitfires fired ammunition at a target.
From Ford, Bernard moved with his squadron to various other towns including Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer (during the invasion of Normandy), Chartres, Louvain, and other towns in Belgium and Holland. In 1945, his squadron began moving into Germany and encountered slave labourers who had just been liberated. Soon after, Bernard was posted to serve in the occupation forces with 84 Group Disarmament Staff. His unit was responsible for disarming and dismantling the German air force. As part of this unit, Bernard processed photographs of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp guards, the burning of the wooden quarters used for Bergen-Belsen’s inmates, and other structures and remains found there. A squadron leader in Bernard’s unit, Ted Aplin, organized Sunday picnics for the children of Bergen Belsen during the summer of 1945. Bernard captured many photographs of these outings.
After the war, Bernard returned to Toronto and resumed work as a chartered accountant. He married Esther Wineberg in 1950 and together they had three children: Robert Yale (b. 1954), Sharon Yale (b. 1957), and Martin Yale (b. 1960). Bernard passed away on 16 September 2001.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Descriptive Notes
Associated Material Note: See Ted Aplin fonds at Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections at York University, Toronto.
Subjects
Concentration camps
Photographers
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Places
Europe
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
50
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
[ca. 1972]-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
97 photographs (56 negatives) : b&w and col. ; 9 x 13 cm or smaller
1 film reel (ca. 10 min.) : col., si. ; super 8 mm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs, a film, and a program for a musical documenting Purim celebrations at Clanton Park Synagogue.
Notes
Photograph is by Paul Brown.
Subjects
Purim
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of Purim program published by the Culture Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress. The program contains stories, songs and a short Purim play.
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 297
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
297
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
Purim tour to Israel
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning a Purim tour to Israel. The file also includes a tentative itinerary.
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Festival Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-5; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Festival Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-5
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Festival Committee's Purim program. Included are programmes, reports, correspondence, volunteer lists, financial expenses, program notices and invitations.
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Festival Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-5; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Festival Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-5
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969-[ca. 1975]
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w and col. (7 negatives) ; 9 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting the Festival Committee's Purim program. Included are images of volunteers and residents preparing Shalach Manos and dressed in costumes.
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2006-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 500 photographs (10 v.)
Date
1964-1977
Scope and Content
This accession consists of ten photo albums documenting several Purim balls thrown by Tamara Weinreich. The money raised at the parties went towards the Anne Frank Foundation, which supported a kibbutz school for needy children in Israel. The balls took place at several synagogues in Toronto, such as Beth Tikvah, Beth Torah, and Beth David.
The photographs are of the guests in costume.
Administrative History
Tamara Weinreich (née Buchman) was born in Warsaw, Poland on 1 June 1930. She was the eldest child of Israel and Pola Buchman. She worked as an arts and crafts director at Baycrest during the 1960s and 1970s and was an artist by profession. She died on 20 Jan 2017.
Subjects
Purim
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 820
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
820
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of people assembled in the synagogue hall in Kirkland Lake for a Purim festival. The woman pictured on the left is Mrs. Sam Goldstein. Her daughter is seated behind her. Mrs. Sam Speigelman, a war bride, is seated on the right.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Goldstein, Mrs. Sam
Subjects
Purim
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 819
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
819
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of several people on stage at a Purim festival in the Adath Israel Synagogue hall. The adults seated at the table are Mrs. Esther Davis and Rabbi Rabinowitz. Mrs. Goldstein is at the piano.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Davis, Esther
Goldstein, Mrs.
Rabinowitz, Rabbi
Subjects
Purim
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1316
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1316
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of children dressed up for Purim celebrations, alongside Rabbi Shulman of the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins, Ontario. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Rabbi Shulman (behind boys), Sam Kideckel, Izzie Kokotow, Harry Martin, Bill Shub, Barney Shulman (Rabbi Shulman's son - seated), Sam Katz, Sadie Gurevitch (half-sister to Manny), Sadie Shub (m. Pomerantz), Esther Shinehoft, Abe Shub, Mr. Nissen Katz (parent).
Front row, left to right: Ethel Martin, Fanny Kideckel, [unidentified], Esther Greenberg, Bertha Katz, Ann Gurevitch, Esther Shub.
Notes
This photo is identical to photo #1601.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Timmins, Ont.)
Subjects
Purim
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1317
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1317
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group young adults dressed up for Purim celebrations in Timmins, Ontario. Identified individuals include: Sam Martin, Nat Shankman, Pearl Greenberg, Sol Sky, Mrs. Shaeffer, Sol Silver, Max Greenberg, Tommy Feldman, Louis Cohen, Kelly Abrams, Manny Shinehoft, Nachman Korman, Bert Levinson, Frank Shub, Lil Feldman, Sam Finkleman, Dave Pierce, Fanny Shankman, Sol Shankman, Sofie Levine, Max Martin, Ann Greenberg, Sadie Feldman, Sara Slotnick, Sara Martin, Ray Shinehoft, Max Gurevitch.
Notes
See photo for location of identified individuals.
Finkelman may be an alternate spelling for Sam Finkleman.
Subjects
Purim
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 101
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
101
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1971]-1977
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Purim carnivals. The images include clowns and crowd shots.
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 102
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
102
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1976]
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at a Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Purim party. The photographs depict members dancing, reading from the Torah, spinning groggers, and eating. Identified individuals include Max Lefko, Kiva Barkin, Scottie Freedman, Simmy Solish, Fred Tittel, Morris Zimmerman, Ted Winick, Dave Usher and Joe Friedman.
Subjects
Purim
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Scrapbook file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4; File 2; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Scrapbook file
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
4
File
2
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 10 x 13 cm
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Subjects
Purim
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Scrapbook file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4; File 2; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Scrapbook file
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
4
File
2
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of residents practicing for a Purim spiel.
Subjects
Purim
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1313
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1313
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Left to right: Clara Wolfish (m. Kaminker); Clara Baronstein (m. Saltzman); and Hilda Wolfish (m. Paskowitz). The photo was likely taken at a zionist club in Toronto.
Name Access
Baronstein, Clara
Saltzman, Clara
Wolfish, Clara
Kaminker, Clara
Wolfish, Hilda
Paskowitz, Hilda
Subjects
Purim
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
1977-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 124
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
124
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of information concerning a tour of Israel and Holland during Purim and led by Rabbi David Monson and Dr. George Liban. This tour is organized by the Zionist Organization of Canada. The file includes an itinerary, a press release for the radio programme "The Jewish Hour," newspaper advertisements and bulletins. The file also includes correspondence with Emile Aufgang, and a list of tour participants.
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 86
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
86
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Photograph by Alex J. McLean, 438 Spadina Ave., Toronto.
Date
[1920 or 1921]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 19 x 24 cm on matte 30 x 34 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a group photograph of a childrens' Purim party, probably sponsored by the Arbiter Ring (Workmen's Circle). Lillian Rosenthal is identified in the second row from the front, second from the left, wearing a Chinese costume.
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 266
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
266
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 147
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
147
Material Format
textual record
Date
1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a notice, programme and mailing list for special education activities in the classroom to illuminate the plight of Soviet Jews.
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 132
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
132
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 item
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-7-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-7-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1909-1939
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records that document Sam's involvement in the Russian army and his immigration to Canada. Included is a copy of his naturalization certificate (1919), a JIAS shipping receipt for a package sent to Russia (1939), Russian army documents, and a temporary Russian passport (1914).
Administrative History
Sam Levine was born in Postov, Vilna, Russia on April 10th, 1885 to Mr. and Mrs. Eliahu Levine. Prior to immigrating to Canada, he received training as a blacksmith in the Russian army and had two daughters with his wife Sarah (d. 1968): Bessie (b. 1909) and Betty (b. 1913). His wife and daughters joined him in Canada around 1921; a year after he became a naturalized Canadian. After their arrival, Sam and his wife had two more daughters: Ethel (b. 1922) and Sylvia (b. 1924).
The Levine family resided at 11 Euclid and owned a stable at 22 Euclid, which Sam used as a place to shoe horses for profit. Throughout his career, Sam took on various metal work jobs, including building gates for residences and cemeteries, such as Roselawn Lambton. He often did the metal work at home and soldered the completed pieces together on site. During the Second World War, Sam had a contract with Lincoln Electric to build casings for motors.
Sam was part of the Grand Order of Israel and Sarah was a member of Folks Farein. Sam taught himself how to read English, and regularly frequented horse races. Sam passed away in 1976.
Descriptive Notes
Language note: some documents are in Russian and Yiddish
Related material note: see also accession #1988-11-12.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
34 photographs (tiff)
Date
[between 1914 and 1916?], 1986-1998
Scope and Content
Accssion consists of photographs documenting the Levine family's immigration to Canada and activities in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Included are images of Mark and Bev during their first few years in Melford, Saskatchewan, family holiday celebrations (Chanukah and Pesach dinners), shabbat dinners, the Edenbridge synagogue, trips to Niagara Falls, and images taken during trips Elfreda and Alec made to Canada from South Africa to visit Mark. Of note are images taken of Mark and Bev with other South African immigrants at a ski hill in Saskatchewan and at shabbat dinners in Melford. Also included is a Sweiden family portrait taken in South Africa in the early 1900s.
Administrative History
Leible and Esther Sweiden moved from Lithuania to Capetown in 1890. Leible's brother, Jacob followed him to Capetown around 1902. In 1906, Jacob and his wife Fanny (nee Vickers) immigrated with a small group of other Jewish South Africans to Edenbridge, Saskatchewan. Leible remained in South Africa. Leible's son Israel married Edith (Eadie) in 1934. Israel and Edith's daughter Elfreda (b. 1936) married Alec Levine in 1958. Elfreda was a bookkeeper for various companies and Alec worked for his family's plumbing business. They had three children together: Mark (b. 1959), Carol (b. 1962), and Adrian ( b. 1966).
Mark Levine married Beverley in 1983. They immigrated to Melford, Saskatchewan in 1986. Mark did not know at the time that his great grandfather's brother had immigrated to a nearby area decades earlier and only learned of his story and the Edenbridge Jewish community soon after arriving there. Mark worked as a physician at a local hospital. Beverley had been a pharmacist in South Africa, however, her qualifications were not recognized in Canada and she focused on raising her family. Mark and Bev's daughter, Romi, was born in August 1987. After 18 months in Melford, they moved to Toronto after Mark found work as a pediatric anesiologist at Sick Kids Hospital. In 1998, thier second daughter, Jade, was born. Mark's parents, Elfreda and Alec, immigrated to Toronto in 1999. Mark and other relatives encouraged them to immigrate due to the increasingly dangerous political situation in South Africa. Mark is also an assoicate professor at the University of Toronto. Alec and Elfreda's daughter Carol lives in England and their son Adrian remains in South Africa.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Families
Immigrants--Canada
South Africa--Emigration and immigration
Name Access
Levine, Mark
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-6-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-6-9
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w (jpg)
4 documents (jpg)
Date
[195-?]-1979
Scope and Content
Accession consists of six electronic copies of photographs of Irving Levine and the Levine family and electronic copies of three invitations to Irving Levine's birthday party, and one newspaper clipping. Included is Irving and Ruth's wedding portrait and wedding photo with their parents (Sept. 6, 1952), two photographs of Irving with his mother Anne at Cyrstal Beach, a photograph of the Irving brothers in Grimsby, and a photo of Irving with business partner Lionel Robins (ca. 1978). Identified individuals in the photographs include: Irving Levine, Lionel Robins, Harry Levine, David Levine, Anne Levine, Ruth Levine, Sam Levine, Abraham Feldman, and Jennie Feldman.
Administrative History
Irving Levine was born in 1929 to Sam and Anne Levine. He was born in Grimsby, Ontario, where his father owned a junior department store. They were members of Beth Jacob Synagogue in Hamilton. Irving moved to Toronto in 1953, he married Ruth Fern in 1952 and they had three children: Alan, born in 1953, Suzy, born in 1956 and Michael, born in 1961. He has six grandchildren. He purchased Braemar clothing store in the early 1960s, with the first location in Cloverdale Mall. He became the top vice-president of Dylex, Ltd.,one of Canada's largest retail clothing companies, and general manager of Fairweather's division. Lionel Robins became his business partner in 1964.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Further identification can be found with the accession record.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Levine, Irving, 1929-
Places
Crystal Beach (Fort Erie, Ont.)
Grimsby (Ont.)
Hamilton (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-10
Material Format
textual record
graphic material (electronic)
moving images (electronic)
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
2240 photographs (jpg and gif)
8 moving images
Date
1944-2015 (predominent 2008-2015)
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the activities of Alex Levin, a Jewish war veteran and Holocaust survivor. Records include letters written to Levin from school children following various speaking engagements; interviews with Crestwood School, CHAT, and Netivot Hatorah; a recording of the Saluting Our Italian Heroes commemorative event; recordings of Remembrance Day ceremonies hosted by the Canadian Jewish War Veterans (Toronto Post); and photographs documenting events attended by Levin including Holocaust remembrance events, Yom Hashoah, Remembrance Day ceremonies, March of the Living, Miracle Dinners and Proms, Azrieli Foundation events including the launch of Levin's book "Under the Yellow and Red Stars", school visits, JWV programs with Sunnybrook veterans, portraits of Levin through the years and various scanned images of Levin's family.
Administrative History
Alex Levin (1932-2016) was born in 1932 in Rokitno, Poland. In 1941, the Germans invaded Rokitno and established a ghetto and formed a Judenrat to carry out their orders. In 1942, the Ghetto was evacuated and the Jews were brought to the town's marketplace to be transported by train to be killed. Levin was ten years old when he escaped into the nearby forest with his brother Samuel where he lived for 18 months in a hole in the ground. He was twelve when he emerged from hiding to find that his parents and youngest brother Moishe had been murdered. In 1944, he joined the Soviet forces as a messenger boy. After the war, he was sent to the USSR and enrolled in cadet school, remaining in the Soviet army until forced out for being Jewish in the 1970s. An engineer by training, Alex came to Canada in 1975 via Austria and Italy, and now lives in Toronto where he regularly speaks about his experiences in the Holocaust.
Subjects
Education
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Levin, Alex, 1932-2016
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[2010?]-[2015?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of thank you cards from schools where Alex was a speaker, sharing his story of Holocaust survival.
Administrative History
Alex Levin (1932-2016) was born Joshua Levin in 1932 in Rokitno, Poland. (He was also known as Yehoshua and Shike.) Rokitno was occupied in 1941 by Nazi Germany and Alex escaped the Rokitno ghetto with his brother in 1942, hiding in the woods for eighteen months. Soviet troops found him in January of 1944 and invited him to join the 13th Army as a field hospital unit helper. Because his Yiddish nickname was unfamiliar (Shike, from his Hebrew name, Yehoshua), they called him Shura or Shurik, diminutive forms of Alexander, which became his formal name. He became an officer in the USSR and an engineer. He immigrated to Canada in 1975 and brought his family to join him in 1980.
Subjects
Education
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945
Antisemitism
Name Access
Levin, Alex, 1932-
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 164
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
164
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of B.D. Levin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 142
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
142
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Archie Levine.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
4 plaques
1 folder of textual records
Date
1966-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a four plaques awarded to Sarah Levine including a 94th birthday plaque from the Government of Ontario (1970); a 100th birthday plaque from the Government of Ontario (1976); a 90th birthday plaque from Baycrest (1966); a life membership plaque from Baycrest (1973); and 3 congratulatory telegrams honouring the occasion of her 94th birthday in 1970.
Name Access
Levine, Sarah
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
31 Mar. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 14 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Eddie Levine served overseas during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Eddie Levine.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Gordon Levine was a Group C Tradesmen for the Canadian Army during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Gordon Levine.
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
Levine and Cass family fonds.
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 3; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds.
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
3
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1902]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mr. Abraham Levine, taken in Toronto.
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
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 3; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
3
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1902]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Abraham Levine. There are two identical copies.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on card.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
One photograph is bent and both are fading.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 3; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
3
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1900
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait identified as Abraham [Avram?] Levine.
Notes
Mounted on card.
Photographer: Shorey, 324 Yonge Street, Toronto.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 3; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
3
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Levine taken in Toronto. He is wearing a tuxedo.
Notes
Mounted in cardboard oval frame.
Photographer: A. A. Gray and co., Toronto.
Name Access
Levine, Harry
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
Levine and Cass family fonds
Michael Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 2; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Michael Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
2
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Martha Levine, eldest child of Michael Levine and Anne Woods Levine, taken at a studio in Toronto. She is standing, leaning against the back of a large chair.
Notes
Mounted in cardboard frame.
Photographer: Gledhill, 294 Queen St. West, Toronto.
Name Access
Levine, Martha
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 4; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
4
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Frances Levine when she was approximately five years old in Hanover, Ontario.
Notes
The photograph is inscribed in black script: "Love, Frances".
Mounted in cardboard frame. The frame has a silver border with flowers.
Photographer: N. Lorenz, Hanover.
Name Access
Levine, Frances
Subjects
Children
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
Hanover (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 4; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
4
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm (oval)
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Emma Levine taken in Toronto. She is wearing a pearl necklace and has a flower in her hair.
Notes
Silver gelatin print.
Mounted in card frame.
See also photo #128.
Name Access
Levine, Emma
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
There is some silver mirroring.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 4; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
4
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm (oval)
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Emma Levine taken in Toronto. Emma is facing away from the camera and has her head turned to one side. She is wearing a pearl necklace and has a flower in her hair.
Notes
See also photo #127.
Name Access
Levine, Emma
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
There is some silver mirroring.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 4; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
4
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Emma Levine wearing a white dress and pearl necklace. She is standing in front of a curtained backdrop and appears to be pregnant.
Notes
Inscribed in bottom right-hand corner: "Love, Emma".
Name Access
Levine, Emma
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.
Physical Condition
The photograph is scratched.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 4; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
4
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm (oval)
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Emma Levine. She is wearing a pearl necklace and is dressed in a coat with a fur collar.
Notes
Inscribed in the bottom righthand corner: "Love, Emma".
Name Access
Levine, Emma
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Harry Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 5; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Harry Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
5
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Richard Levine, which may have been taken in San Francisco.
Name Access
Levine, Richard
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
San Francisco (Calif.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
1
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fanny Levine likely taken in Toronto.
Notes
Postcard photograph.
Name Access
Levine, Fanny
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
1
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fanny Levine likely taken in Toronto. She is seated on a chair with her hands folded on her lap.
Notes
Postcard photograph.
There are four copies of this photograph.
Name Access
Levine, Fanny
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.
Physical Condition
Image is faded.
Photo #201 has been torn in half.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
1
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Harry Levine taken in a Toronto studio when he was approximately twenty-two years old.
Notes
Photographer: Lyttle & Kennedy Studios.
Name Access
Levine, Harry
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
Photograph is in good condition.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
145
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1985]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Levin, Bashe
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levin, Bashe
Page Number
656
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levin, Chane
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levin, Chane
Page Number
656
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levin, Hene
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levin, Hene
Page Number
656
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
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