Accession consists of textual records and photographs documenting Gerry Freiman and his family. Included are Gerry Freiman's Camp Föhrenwald identity card, an assignment card and meal ticket, photographs taken at the camp, photographs taken at Jack Freiman's bar mitzvah, and film footage of the bar mitzvah that was held at Murray House in Toronto on 24 April 1960, as well as other records documenting the Freiman family's immigration process.
Gerry Freiman was born on 20 June 1910 in Poland. Rose Freiman was born on 4 November 1914. After the Second World War, Freiman found himself at the Föhrenwald displaced persons camp in Bavaria, Germany. On 13 September 1948, Gerry, Rose, and their son Jack departed Germany on the USS General Heintzelmann for Canada.
Upon arriving in Canada, the Freimans stayed with a family they met in Föhrenwald. (The name of the family has, unfortunately, been lost.) This family offered Gary and Rose employment in the shoe manufacturing trade. The Freimans subsequently moved to 348 Northcliffe Boulevard, where they bought a fourplex and lived in one of the units on the ground floor. Gary and Rose remained at this address until their deaths: Gerry died on 8 November 1960; Rose Freiman died on 13 June 1983.
Jack Freiman attended Rawlinson Community School and then Vaughan Road Collegiate. He did his postsecondary studies at the University of Toronto, where he studied pre-medicine and medicine. After graduating, he went on to specialize and practice as an internist in a hospital in Brampton, Ontario. Jack died on 6 November 2016.
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Availability of other formats: Film also available as MP4 file. Photographs also available as JPEG and TIFF files.