Travel trunk. -- [ca. 1900s]. -- 1 trunk : wood and metal, light brown ; 49 x 99 x 56 cm. -- A trunk with metal fastenings at the front and handles on the sides. Old and worn stickers are on the outside. Trunk is in rather poor condition. Current location: PacArt.
This trunk was brought over by a member of the Driels family on The Empress of France on the Canadian Pacific line that set sail on January 2, 1950. It stopped in Halifax and Toronto was its final destination. The trunk belonged to the sole surviving member of the family, who was the brother of Mrs. Hodes-Gilbert of Toronto. The family perished in the Holocaust and the brother immigrated from Lodz to settle with his sister. The trunk was found in the basement of the Driels former home on Cranbrooke Ave. by the Bernard family, the current owners, and was subsequently donated to the OJA. Mrs. Hodes-Gilbert was then contacted by the Archives and informed about the discovery.