10 photographs : b&w (4 negatives) ; 21 x 26 or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This accession consists of several photographs of Al Spigel during his tenure with the army and photocopies of textual records relating to his service with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. The photographs consists of: Al Spigel in basic training in Newmarket (1943); the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) in Red Deer, Alberta (1943); Al Spigel with an unidentified friend standing in front of a tank in Wainright, Alberta (1944); Al Spigel with three other soldiers in Prince George, B.C. (1944); and two images of Al Spigel with other Jewish soldiers in Prince George, B.C. (1944).
Identified individuals include: Al Spigel, Herb Hurvitz, Lou Sherriff, [?] Kurman, Hy Mesnick, [?] Lewis, and Sam Fineberg.
The textual records include a photocopy of Spigel's pay book, discharge papers and armoured vehicle driving certificate. There are also several school workbooks written in [Polish?] and Yiddish, used by Rochel (Rachela) Najman (Naiman) in a DP camp, and a wedding invitation to her brother's wedding. Rochel was the only survivor from her family.
Harry Abraham Spigel was born in Toronto on 4 October 1921 to Israel and Sarah Anne Spigel of Polish decent. He had a sister named Ruth Spigel. The family lived on D'Arcy Street in Toronto.