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A Lubavitch youth instructs Israeli soldiers in the performance of the 'lulav' and 'etrog' mitzvah

Photograph depicts a man showing the lulav and etrog to a group of soldiers.
Written on the verso: "5112 Hundreds of Lubavitch youth carried out the wishes of their leader, the Lubavitch Rebbe, and this succoth instructed Israelis in the performance of the 'luvav and etrog' mitzva. This year their efforts were concentrated on sol[...] [rest cut off].

Arnold Shine and Sam Segal

Oral history interview with Arnold Shine and Sam Segal who discuss the establishment, functions and history of the Canadian Legion in Vancouver. The Jewish Branch of Canadian Legion was founded by Charles Gorovich in 1945, became the Fairview Branch of Canadian Legion and now known as the Shalom Branch of the Canadian Legion. Arnold was in the Army part of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division; served in Normandy, Belgium, Holland, Germany, England. Sam was an Infantry instructor stationed in Vernon.

Ben as Chief Sitting Bull signing an autograph for a R.C.A.F. personnel

Photograph depicts Ben, as Cheif Sitting Bull from "Annie Got You Gun", signing an autograph fro an unidentified R.C.A.F. personnel. There are two unidentified R.C.A.F personnel behind Ben . To the right of Ben is what is most likely a fellow cast member, dressed in costume. Written on verso: [Calel] Parker. Written on front: To my Dear Pa Pa Bull, From Your Little [rest of inscription illegible].

Bernard Victor

Oral interview with Bernard Victor who was born in Gomel, Russia in 1893 and came to Vancouver, on April 15, 1923, from Winnipeg. Bernard was involved with Talmud Torah, B'nai B'rith, and the Jewish Literary Club. He describes living through two pogroms in Russia. He served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in Europe from 1916 until 1919. His father worked for the Russian Vital Statistics Department and noticed large numbers of Jews leaving, encouraged Bernard and Bernard's brother to leave.

Bill Gruenthal

Oral history interview with Bill Gruenthal who was born in 1935 in Netanya, Palestine. His father's side is from Silesia, Germany and his mother's side comes from Lower Saxony and Aachen. Bill has been a part of the Jewish National Fund and worked for the Vancouver Board of Trade. Bill discusses tensions between Arab and Jewish communities growing up.

C.O.T.C. Article

An article written by Edward Joseph Seidelman about UBC's Canadian Officers' Training Corps. Article is on page 59-60 of annual.

David Rubin

Oral history interview with David Rubin who was born in Transylvania, 1923. He was drafted into a working / bomb clearing battalion of the Hungarian Army in 1944. David chose to come to Canada in 1957 because he had heard it was the country of the future. The Canadian consulate chose Vancouver as his destination. Taught in Ottawa and was recommended to be the reader at Beth Israel Synagogue.

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