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19 Archival description results for Quebec

Avraham Feigelstock

Interview with Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock. Interviewed by Gary Averbach for The Scribe, 2018. Rabbi Avraham talks about the founding and operation of Kosher Check (formerly BC Kosher), on which he serves as supervising rabbi.

Betty Averbach

Oral history interview with Betty Averbach who was born in Romania in 1921. Her family moved to Canada when she was 3 years old, the Council of Jewish Women met them and helped them get settled. Talks about growing up in Vancouver and the Jewish community here. Her father was a junk peddler when they first arrived. Talks about raising her family in Vancouver and her family's active relationship with the Schara Tzedeck synagogue. Speaks of the importance of the Jewish Community Centre in the life of the community when she was young, the support and confidence it generated amongst Betty and her friends.

Celia Margolis

Oral history interview with Celia Margolis, born in Ottawa,Canada. She primarily discusses the activities and roles she held during the Second World war in both England and Canada. She belonged to the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps for about a year than travelled as a singer in the staff band of the Royal Army Medical Corp to England. Made an officer in the British army, having previously made Corporal / Sargent-major in Canadian army. Left the army in 1947 and took the the 'Empress of Canada' in October of 1948 to Montreal but soon moved to Vancouver in 1949.

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.

Just before we left on the Victory Loan Parade in 3 Rivers

B&W print depicts Dr. Irving Snider posing for the camera in his army uniform including a pack on his back. On the back of the image is written: "Just before we left on the Victory Loan Parade in 3 Rivers, marched like this for 3 1/2 hours but I didn't mind it although I was tired and hot. I should have turned around so you could see the packs on the shoulder."

Leah Markovitch

Interview with Leah Markovitch. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Leah describes the foods of her childhood and talks in depth about her bagel shop, Solly's Bagels. She recalls the start up and operation of their shop, the tweaking of Jewish recipes, and the changing population and food scene in Vancouver. Leah talks extensively about evolving Jewish cuisine, culture, and identity.

Leon Broitman

Oral History interview with Leon Broitman. Leon was born in 1922 in the USSR. He talks about the Ukrainian Holocaust and living in the USSR under Stalin. He started studying to become a teacher but was drafted and subsequently wounded during WW2 and never completed his education. After the war he came to Canada and became a cutter (Tailor) in Montreal. He then moved to Ottawa and opened a store. He also started an investment company that was still in business at the time of the interview (2013). He closed is store in Ottawa and moved to BC. He had 4 children with his wife and talks about them and their careers. Much of the interview is about Soviet Union history and talking about WW2 and the Germans.

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