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West Universities Battalion - 196th

"WUB" Western Universities Battalion 196th [newspaper] published October 21, 1916, No. 1, Vol. 1, from Camp Hughes, Canada. The newspaper contains articles, photographs, cartoons and editorials.

Thelma Ginsberg

Oral history interview with Thelma Ginsberg, who was born in London, Ontario in 1925. She worked at and served the community in the National Council of Jewish Women, the United Artists Corporation - Film Exchange, the Jewish Orphanage of Western Canada and Louis Brier Home for Aged. Her husband Harold tells of his great uncle , sculptor, Mark Antokolsky.

Telegram - October 23, 1916

Telegram from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated October 23, 1916. Sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver.

Telegram - February 26, 1944

Telegram from Rose Wolchock, a relative in Winnipeg, to Harry Seidelman in Vancouver. It informs Harry Seidelman that Rose's mother passed away. Telegram is dated February 26, 1944 at 7:55 AM.

Sylvia Gurstein

Oral history interview with Sylvia Gurstein who was born in Winnipeg in 1923, who spent her life as a social worker. Sylvia was instrumental in creating L’Chaim Day Care program and is a member of the National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, the Jewish Community Centre and the Population Health Advisory for Seniors for the Vancouver-Richmond Health Board.

Sonia Sara Bellas

Oral History interview with Sonia Sara Bellas, who immigrated to Canada in November, 1925, from a small town near Kiev, in Russia. Her family, unable to move to the United States, settled in Winnipeg. The purpose of immigration was to live closer to family that had settled in Philadelphia. Sonia attended school until grade 11, after which she went on to work in laundry and dry cleaning. She met her husband in 1940, and they were married on December 26, 1942, at his parents' home in Vancouver. They had several children together. Whilst living in Vancouver, Sonia worked in clothing retail. After her retirement, she spent much of her time with her husband and children and fondly remembers entertaining guests at her home. At the time of the interview, she enjoys attending services with her family for high holidays, having lunch with her children and grandchildren weekly, and was a member of Seniors Club. Her son is also present at the interview and offers additional insight to his mother's life as well as his experience growing up with his mother and father.

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