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9 Archival description results for Quebec

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Bertha Hornstein

Oral history interview with Bertha Hornstein who was born in Montreal and moved to Vancouver in 1926. Well involved in the Jewish community such as B'nai Brith, Hadassah and the Federated Jewish Women of Vancouver. During the Second World War Bertha worked with the Red Cross as financial secretary.

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.

Edwina Heller

Oral history interview with Edwina Heller who was born in 1914 in Warsaw. She taught music for a number of years at the University of British Columbia.

Ernest ("Smoky") Smith

Oral history interview with Ernest ("Smoky") Smith who was born in British Columbia in 1914. Ernest fought in Italy during the Second World War under the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, earning a Victoria Cross for his actions on the Po river. Noteworthy for how he received his cross.

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
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  • 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.

Jack Rose

Oral history interview with Jack Rose who was born in Vancouver in 1920, just one year after his parents had moved to the city. When the Second World War broke out Jack joined the Signal Corps in April 1940. Division was brought to Hong Kong in November and was captured by the Japanese and wasn't released until 1945.

Manfred Carsh

Oral history interview with Manfred Carsh who was born in 1922 in Europe. Interview covers the business and family lives prior to and during the outbreak of WW2; details of Kristallnacht; effects on the family, forced out of their home, forced to sell the business for pennies on the dollar to Germans, as did other Jewish businesses.

Margaret Libbert

Oral history interview with Margaret Libbert who was born in the former Moravian capital of Brno in 1928, than part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Margaret discusses the challenges her family faced having to uproot themselves and relocate to England when Germany invaded Austria in 1938. The family landed in Montreal initially but travelled by train and arrived in Vancouver by 1940. Margaret studied International Relations and Russia at UBC, she was on the Students Council and first woman elected President of Literary and Scientific executive at UBC. She than worked for the government of Canada.

Reva Checov

Oral history interview with Reva Checov who was born in a small village in Russia in 1897. Later in life when she emigrated to Canada she went to McGill University and the University of British Columbia. Reva was involved in the Pioneer Women, National Council of Jewish Women, B'nai B'rith; Red Cross, Heart Foundation, Cancer Society ; Israeli Affairs and the Jewish National Fund among an assortment of other roles.