File - PE001087 - Winnipeg Jewish Community Wartime Materials

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PE001087 - Winnipeg Jewish Community Wartime Materials

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  • 1938 - 1941 (Creation)

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6 items:

  • A 22.75x15cm folded sheet invitation booklet,
  • An 18.5x12.5cm folded sheet invitation booklet
  • A 20x18cm folded sheet informational booklet
  • A 16.5x14cm card invitation
  • A 9.75x12.5cm card invitation
  • An 18x25.5cm album, with a brown cover labelled ‘photographs’. Bound with cord. Approx. 37 leaves, made from black construction paper. Contains approx. 50 small cards and invitations of various sizes.

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These materials comprise various cards, invitations and programs originating from the Jewish community in Winnipeg immediately prior to, and during the first years of the Second World War. Included are:

  • An invitation to a ‘stag’ in honor of Hy Chmelnitsky, held on Dec. 27, 1941.
  • An invitation to the wedding of Mary Zilberman and Jack Chochinov, held on Dec. 21, 1941.
  • A pamphlet from the National Council of Canadian Hadassah, which carries information about the work performed by the council in facilitating and supporting the movement of Jewish refugees into Palestine.
  • An invitation to, and program for an open meeting of the Hadassah Organizations of Winnipeg. The booklet includes a brief description of the Hadassah’s contribution to the Allied war effort.
  • An invitation to the wedding of the children of the Gold and Chmelnitsky families, Leah and Hymie, held on Jan. 4, 1942.
  • An album containing a variety of small – generally business card sized - greeting cards or invitation, as well as membership cards for the Hadassah Organization of Canada. Many of the cards carry content in Hebrew script, in addition to English text.

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  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Yiddish

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  • Hebrew
  • Latin

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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Unable to determine whether Hebrew script text was Yiddish or Hebrew language material.

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