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Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-5; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-5
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of vendor invoices for goods and services incurred on behalf of the DP tailor project. Expenses account for freight bills, advertising costs, transportation and moving costs, household items, food services, hotel stays, and medical services. Some vendors include The Canadian News, the Canadian Jewish Weekly, Canadian National Railway, Canadian Transfer Co., JIAS, Paramount and Rex hotels, Steinman's Cartage, Stitsky's Importing, Toronto Bedding, Speedy War Surplus, United Bakers, Wilson Hardware, Yolles Furniture, Dr. H. Snitman, Dr. I.M. Cass, Mt. Sinai and Toronto General Hospital.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 79
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
79
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Cassel, William
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Cassel, William
Page Number
405
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Reliable Tobacco series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 5; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Reliable Tobacco series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
5
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records of accounts payable, accounts receivable and trial balances for the Reliable Tobacco Co. Ltd. for the year 1957.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1994 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-20; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1994 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-20
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1993-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains records documenting the budgeting and expenditures for the March. The records include expense reports for January 1993-June 1993 and January 1994-June 1994; a line item budget comparing 1993, 1992 and 1994 expenditures; and invoices for rentals, entertainment hires, supplies and services.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Cassel fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Cassel fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
93
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]-2000, predominant 1929-1947
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
3 albums (ca. 210 photographs)
2 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Heinz Kassel (1912-2009) (later changed to Henry Cassel) was a German refugee during the Second World War who was classified as an enemy alien by the British government. He spent two years in an internment camp for prisoners of war (POWs) in Quebec. He later became a naturalized Canadian citizen and enlisted in the Canadian military.
Heinz was born on October 25, 1912 in Aschaffenburg, Germany to Adolf and Olga Kassel. Adolf owned a successful banking business which he had inherited from his father. The family resided above the bank and lived a comfortable life during these early years. They moved to Frankfurt around 1920 after Adolf sold his business to buy a partnership in a bank there.
Heinz’s parents had hoped that he would one day become a corporate lawyer. In 1931, in preparation for his future career, he began studying law and economics at Frankfurt University. He enjoyed his initial university years. However, after Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, he became alarmed when his non-Jewish university friends began ignoring him and when the German government passed laws forbidding Jews from practicing law in court. Determined to leave Germany and seek out a better life elsewhere, he begged his parents to immigrate with him to the United States. They refused to go, unwilling to leave behind the life they had worked so hard to build. In accordance with his parents’ wishes, Heinz relocated to nearby Italy instead of the US in 1934. He learned Italian and eventually secured a job with an engineering firm.
Sensing that the political climate in Italy was becoming dangerous for Jewish people, Heinz applied for immigration to the US in early 1939. Eager to leave Italy, he relocated to London to await the approval of his US visa. He left just in time: Britain declared war on Germany less than a week after his arrival. His parents, in turn, managed to escape to Holland. Soon after Britain’s declaration, all immigrants from enemy countries were considered enemy aliens and suspected of being spies.
On May 12, 1940, the British military arrested Heinz and interned him with other German immigrants and POWs. He believed his detainment was only a precautionary measure and that he would be cleared within a few days. However, the British shipped him to the Isle of Man where he remained for several months. Fearing an invasion, the British shipped 3,000 of the POWs, including Kassel, to Quebec, where he was briefly interned at a POW camp set up at the Plains of Abraham. In October 1940, he was moved with 736 other refugees to an abandoned railway yard (later known as “Camp N”) in Newington, near Sherbrooke, Quebec. While there, he confronted a great deal of antisemitism from the guards.
While he was interned in Quebec, the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) interviewed him and other Jewish prisoners in order to lobby for their release. Realizing that the internees were not POWs, the Canadian government declared the camp a refugee camp in 1941. By October 1942, the CJC was successful in helping Heinz secure employment with Benjamin Pape & Company in Toronto.
Heinz met Reta Freeman in Toronto and they were married in November 1944. Reta was born and raised in Toronto. After their nuptials, they were both briefly classified as enemy aliens and had to report to the RCMP on a regular basis. Shortly thereafter, Heinz enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army and was sent to basic training in Manitoba. On January 21, 1946 he was granted landed immigrant status, and in April of that year, he became a citizen.
After the war, Heinz learned that his parents as well as other relatives had been transported to concentration camps and had not survived. He was certainly one of the few fortunate ones to leave the country, despite the circumstances of his removal. He resented being interned for so long, but did not blame the British for rounding him up with other Germans based on their initial fears regarding enemy aliens. His feelings about Canada's treatment of him during that time, however, were not as sympathetic.
The couple lived their lives in Toronto. They first resided at 2346 Yonge Street. Heinz legally changed his name to Henry Cassel. He worked as an accountant and later was a controller for the United Jewish Welfare Fund. The couple had two children: Andrew (b. 1947) and Richard (b. 1951). Reta passed away in August 1962 and Henry later remarried Esther Cassel. He passed away at the age of 96 on February 15, 2009.
Custodial History
Records were created and accumulated by Henry Cassel. His sons donated them to the OJA after his death.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the life of Henry Cassel, particularly his attempt to emigrate from Europe prior to the Second World War and his internment in Canada as a German prisoner of war (POW). Included is personal correspondence between Cassel and his parents; correspondence written by Cassel to potential employers and Canadian Jewish agencies; legal documents and certificates, such as Cassel's birth certificate and passport; family photo albums documenting the family and lives of Henry Cassel and his wife Reta; Cassel's autobiography; a journal and notebook written by Cassel during his internment; and, other internment records, such as government forms and poems and songs written by internees. Also included are newspaper clippings, articles, financial statements, genealogical research, and antisemitic ephemera collected by Cassel. Of particular note are newsletters that were produced during the 1990s by ex-internees who had kept in touch over the years. Records are arranged into 16 files.
Notes
Textual records in the fonds were reduced from ca. 20 cm to 8 cm. Please see accession record for further details about the culled material.
Associated material notes: for related records at other archives, please see: the UJRA case files at the National CJC Archive in Montreal and the holdings at Library and Archives Canada (such as, the Directorate of Internment Operations series in the Department of National Defense fonds R112-0-2-E)
Name Access
Cassel, Henry, 1912-2009
Subjects
Europe--Emigration and immigration
Prisoners of war
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
See: Canadian Jewish Congress case files in RG 282 and accession #2005-10-1.
Creator
Cassel, Henry, 1912-2009
Accession Number
2010-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
1-3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926-1972
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of records documenting the financial operations of the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home. The records include correspondence, budgetary and allocation documents and audited finanical reports.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Finance and accounting sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
2-3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1982
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of records documenting the financial activities of the Women's Auxiliary. The records include financial statements, budgets, general correspondence and membership notices.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Finance and accounting series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 86; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Finance and accounting series
Level
Series
Fonds
86
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1942
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting JCWA's finances. Included is correspondence regarding JCWA's budget, account with the T. Eaton Company and donations to the agency, and financial reports for the Province of Ontario's Department of Public Welfare.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Finance and accounting series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 86-1; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Finance and accounting series
Level
Series
Fonds
86-1
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1936
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JCB's finances. Included are correspondence, an annual budget, a financial report, and reports analyzing grant allotments.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Finances and accounting series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Finances and accounting series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1943
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's finances. Included are annual budgets, reports, and correspondence regarding the JFWB's budget, donations and other financial matters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Congregation Beth David fonds
Finances and accounting series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 88; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Congregation Beth David fonds
Finances and accounting series
Level
Series
Fonds
88
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930-1996, predominant 1958-1992
Physical Description
16 cm of textual records (5 v.)
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting Congregation Beth David's financial activities. Included are general ledgers, audited financial statements, a budget, ledgers and lists of membership dues and receipts, a provincial annual return, and correspondence regarding donations both received and given by Beth David. Also included are certificates received by Beth David for various donations and lists of donations made to the Congregation during a crisis fund drive in May 1988. Of note is one certificate for the Congregation's donation of a sefer Torah for the synagogue of a new settlement in Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Finance and accounting series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 90; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Finance and accounting series
Level
Series
Fonds
90
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1956?]-1973
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records (1 v.)
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the finances of the Sharon Chapter and the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO. Included is a general ledger, a financial report, annual budgets, monthly financial bulletins, remittance forms, financial statements, correspondence, and certificates.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 4; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
4
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of business cards and invoice stationery from Dodd's Draperies Ltd. as well as some of its suppliers, including Archie Fine and Son Limited, Eastern Textiles, and Barrymore Carpet Distributors Ltd.
Name Access
Dodd's Draperies Ltd.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Reliable Tobacco series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Reliable Tobacco series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records of accounts payable, accounts receivable and trial balances for the Reliable Tobacco Co. Ltd. for the year 1955.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Reliable Tobacco series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Reliable Tobacco series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
5
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records of accounts payable, accounts receivable and trial balances for the Reliable Tobacco Co. Ltd. for the year 1956.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Reliable Tobacco series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Reliable Tobacco series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
5
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records of accounts payable, accounts receivable and trial balances for the Reliable Tobacco Co. Ltd. for the year 1957.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-7-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2.4 m of textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the political life and community involvment of Allan Grossman. The records include a number of photographs and scrapbooks.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-4-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-4-4
Material Format
text
Physical Description
1 text
Date
2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one self-published memoir written by Allan Weiss.
Administrative History
Allan Weiss (1929-2017) was born in the small town of Botiz, a small farming village in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. He was one of four children to Izidor and Gizella Weisz. His father owned a general store. At the age of 14, he, his younger sister Magda, and their parents were taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. His parents and sister were killed but Allan, old enough to be useful, was forced into slave labour as the assistant to a mason building Nazi industrial projects. He was able to survive the Holocaust and at the war's end made his way to a displaced persons camp. Allan was brought to Canada as a war orphan in 1947 under the auspices of the Canadian Jewish Congress. He travelled on the ocean liner the Aquitania. His plan was to eventually join his surviving brother and sister in the United States but instead he met and married his wife Grace Levine and had four children: Jason, Cari, Gerald and Russell.
Upon arrival in Canada he first boarded with the Montagnes family and worked at various jewellry stores. He later worked seven days a week selling aluminum windows door- to-door in the suburbs of Toronto. Eventually, he and a partner opened up a small window shop on Bathurst St. Ten years later, by the age of 29, he and his partners had factories across the country producing aluminum windows and related products. Following Grace's death in 1990, Allan remarried Lila (Shiner) Roher in 1991. Allan passed away on 2 Jan. 2017.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. See administrative notes for details.
Name Access
Weiss, Allan, 1929-2017
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 266
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
266
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 Allan Small.
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 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
73
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of Allan Grossman.
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Subjects
Politicians
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1992-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-6
Material Format
graphic material
object
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w (3 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm
Artifacts
Date
1929-1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of several artifacts including: Life member for Baycrest plaque awarded to Allan Grossman, 1981; American Israel Numismatic Association plaque awarded to Allan Grossman, November 1972; Minister of Revenue framed golden seal, ca. 1970s; Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada Award of Service plaque presented to Allan Grossman; Quinte Regional Detention Center plaque presented to Allan Grossman, 1971; B'nai Brith Convention guest badge, 1-4 June 1969; Grey Cup badge,1980; Jigsaw puzzles from the Allan Grossman Campaign; Federal-Provincial Conference of First Ministers delegate badge, 15-17 November 1991; Yellow and blue Davis sign; Yellow and blue Davis hats; Yellow and blue Davis jackets; plaque commemorating the new bridge in Toronto opened December 23, 1953; plaque commemorating 1956 visit with the Pope, 25 April 1956; Framed certificate given to Allan Grossman on his 70th Birthday from the Premier of Ontario, 4 March 1974; Harold King Farm plaque given to Allan Grossman; shovel from the Ground Breaking ceremony of the new Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, 30 June 1983; B'nai Brith Distinguished Citizen Award plaque given to Allan Grossman, 3 March 1974; Small plaque from Premier William Davis honouring Allan Grossman, 1972; Memorial Groves plaque.
Photographs include a collage of portraits of members (including Allan Grossman) of the Toronto Boy Municipal Council 1929, and a photo of William McIntyre, acting clerk of the Executive Council, administering the oath of office to Allan Grossman, Minister Without Portfolio, at the Ontario Parliament on November 21, 1960. Also picured are Leslie Frost and Keiller McKay. A third photograph was taken at a visit in 1965 to the Ontario Legislature with ohn Robarts, Premier of Ontario, and Menachem Begin of Israel.
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-4-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-4-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
1 m of textual records and graphic material
1 badge : felt and metal, blue, silver and white ; 10.5 x 10.5 cm
1 pin : metal, white, blue and gold ; 1 cm.
Date
[ca. 1922]-[194-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records and graphic material documenting the life and career of Allan Grossman. Also included is a Jewish Boys in Training Crest of Merit badge (ca. 1922-1924), a white felt badge with a blue Magen David in the middle and in the four corners with metal plates attached to the material, each one with a different symbol, and an Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society pin (ca. 1940s).
Subjects
Politicians
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Allan Grossman served as JIAS President in 1957-1958.
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1097
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1097
Material Format
textual record
Date
1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Nathan Cassels
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
7 Nov. 1988
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Nathan Cassels
Number
OH 207
Subject
Jewish musicians
Interview Date
7 Nov. 1988
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Carol Rosenthal
Total Running Time
Side 1 30 minutes 30 seconds Side 2 13 minutes 30 seconds
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Nathan Cassels was born in Montreal in 1903. When he was a child, his family moved to Toronto. He studied clarinet with Mr. Glass and performed with the Russian Juvenile Concert Band for two years. He left school after grade three and started working as a plumber at age thirteen. He played clarinet with the 110th Regimental Band during the First World War. His music career spanned sixty years. He moved to Detroit in 1926 because of the many big band opportunities. He returned to Toronto in the 1930s, where he played with the Romanelli Band for eighteen years and freelanced as a studio musician. He later divided his time between work as a travelling textile salesman and musician. He was married and had one daughter, who was born in 1937.
Material Format
sound recording
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 207 Cassels\OH 207 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Nathan Cassels recalls a trip taken by the Russian Juvenile Concert Band to Detroit, Michigan.

In this clip, Nathan Cassels reminisces about his early career as a musician with various bands.

Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records of refugee assistance accounts as well as farm and urban loan accounts.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with regard to an invitation to Canadian Accountants to attend a conference in Nazi Germany
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters regarding an antisemitic article in a publication of the "International Accountants and Executives Organization"
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, notes and a list of Toronto machal members in connection with Dunkelman's attempt to research his involvement in the Arab-Israeli War. Of note are letters in which Dunkelman discusses Buzz Beurling, the Canadian fighter pilot who volunteered for the machal.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1917-1930
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Vanek family moved back and forth from the Newmarket/Oak Ridges area to Toronto many times until the 1930s. Jacob Vanek had business and personal interests in both country and city, as reflected in the contents of this file.
Scope and Content
File consists of statements, receipts,and correspondence concerning Jacob Vanek's business transactions. Included is a "subscription blank" from the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto.
Physical Condition
records are in fair condition.
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 258
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
258
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning the plenary session of Canadian Jewish Congress.
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 72
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
72
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Allan Grossman as he gives a speech to the Toronto Zionist Council. Seated at the table is Max Goody.
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Max Goody
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of detailed documentation about the public meeting and demonstration by the Canadian Nazi Party at Allan Gardens, May 30, 1965. This event provoked a a much larger same-day counter-demonstration at the park by members of Toronto's Jewish community, actions sometimes referred to as the Allan Gardens riot. Documentation of these events and the reactions of Toronto's Jewish community and the general populace are also contained within this file.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Demonstrations
Riots
Places
Allan Gardens (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports regarding the "Allan Gardens Incident" and subsequent sentencing neo-Nazi and anti-Nazi participants.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Related Material
See Fonds 17, series 5-3, file 1.
Places
Allan Gardens (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
of sacrifice and survival, the OJA is highlighting the life story of Henry Cassel (previously Heinz Kassel). Henry was a
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Louis J. Zuker was a lawyer and president of the board of Yeshivah Torath Chaim from 1948 until at least the early 1970s.
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence from Louis J. Zuker, Barrister and Solicitor, who acted as Yeshivah Torath Chaim's lawyer. It documents real estate transactions, mortgages, etc. which Zuker undertook on behalf of the yeshivah.
Name Access
Zuker, Louis J.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 724
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
724
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
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 74
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
74
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Allan Grossman and David Peters.
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 6; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
6
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 negative : col.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1092
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1092
Material Format
textual record
Date
1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1992-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-2-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
12 cm of photographs and negatives
Date
1990-1992
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs taken by Allan Anshan for the Canadian Jewish News.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 2; Item 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
2
Item
42
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Allan Grossman presenting a letter to Bert Godfrey at the Negev dinner held in Godfrey's honour.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Godfrey, Bert
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 2; Item 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
2
Item
46
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Godfrey, Bert
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 12; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
12
File
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 May 1968
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of neo-Nazi William John Beattie speaking at Allan Gardens. Several men with microphones are surrounding him and a police officer on horseback is seen in the distance.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of two Goldman boys, ages 9 and 12 years old. One is standing behind the ledge with a hand on it, and the other is seated infront of him on the ledge, with his hands in his lap. Both are facing the camera.
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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 974
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
974
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
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 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
46
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Philip Givens, Allan Grossman and Nathan Phillips.
Name Access
Phillips, Nathan, 1892-1976
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 2; Item 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
2
Item
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Allan Grossman giving a speech at the 1966 Negev dinner held in honour of Bert Godfrey.
Allan Grossman was born in 1910 to Morris and Sarah Grossman. He married Ethel Starkman and they had three children named Denyse, Larry and Susan. Allan Grossman was president of the Allan Grossman Insurance Services Ltd. He was involved in political life in Canada holding positions as Alderman, Council member for Metro Toronto, elected member of Ontario Legislature, and in 1960 he was appointed Minister without portfolio. He was re-appointed to Provincial Cabinet as Chairman of the Ontario Liquor Control Board.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Godfrey, Bert
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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