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7 Archival description results for Quebec

Abe Jampolsky

Oral history interview with Abe Jampolsky who was born in Lipton like his two brothers. Abe's grandparents were Ukrainians who emigrated to Canada in 1906. Met his wife Ldyia, in Montreal and after having children moved to Vancouver in 1955. Besides running a successful clothing business, Abe participated throughout the Jewish community in Vancouver. He was involved in the B. I. men’s club, the Jewish Community Centre, the Israel Bonds Committee, the Jewish National Fund, Vancouver's Talmud Torah and the Sharey Tefillah congregation. Abe speaks of the changing nature of the business dealing with Chinese clientele in the 80's and 90's when he'd started serving Caucasians as the Asian community had not expanded until the last quarter of the century.

Harry Toban

Oral history interview with Harry Toban who was born in Lithuania in 1895, but family emigrated to Canada in 1911 because his uncle had gone to Montreal in 1895 and his aunts had come to Vancouver from Montreal in 1905. Mr. Toban primarily discusses being a business owner and helping the development of Schara Tzedeck Synagogue on Oak Street.

Howard and Josephine Mallek

Oral History of Howard and Josephine Mallek. Howard grew up in Victoria. His parents owned a ladieswear shop and were a big part of the community. Howard and Josephine met during medical school at McGill. Josephine was the first Female staff doctor at St. Paul’s. Howard was the first Jewish department head at St. Paul’s. They both helped form the Jewish Medical Journal Club in Vancouver. Howard talks about his brother, Lawrence, a conductor, pianist, and organ player.

Interview with Edith Thompson (Lohn)

  • CA JMABC A.1998.010, A.2008.007, A.1968.001, A.1971.002, A.2007.017, A.2007.009, A.2011.007, A.2010.055-OH.19.95-10
  • Item
  • January 9, 1995
  • Part of Cyril E. Leonoff fonds

An Interview with Edith (nee Lohn) Thompson who was born in British Columbia. She enlisted in the RCAF Women’s Division in 1942 in secretarial positions and postwar than worked for senior medical health officer. Her brother Earl served overseas in Italy throughout the war. Edith and her husband George moved to California in 1963 but moved back to Vancouver in 1983 following the death of their youngest son; safety and the lack of violence prompted move. Ran 'Vancouver Antique Centre' on Richard and Harris and was quite successful. Involved in Hadassah, the Vancouver Art Gallery and is a member of Richmond Country Club.

Moe Samuel

Oral history interview with Moe Samuel. Moe added this information to his interview the next day:
-Moe also furnished the new Hillel House at UBC.
-Moe's father owned Samuel's Banana Importers which was the largest in Montreal; he became known as the "Banana King"
-He has supported the Vancouver Youth Orchestra for 10 years
-He has supported Juvenile Diabetes for 10 years
-For the last two items; he has received many awards for his philanthropy

Murray & David Goldman

Oral history interview with Murray & David Goldman, Murray's family came from Poland and Murray was born in 1920 in Montreal. He owned and worked a number of clothing stores in Vancouver and New Westminster. Known for his innovation in advertising.

David was born in 1950 in Vancouver. He became a partner in his father's Goldman & Bus Stop Jeans businesses and David's son is also a partner. The business is now called Goldman & Son.

Ruth Miller

Oral history interview with Ruth (nee Orkin) Miller, who was born in Montreal but grew up in Lachine. Her mother was from Latvia and her father was from Lithuania.