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Collection about the Gottfried family

  • CA VHEC RA001
  • Fonds
  • [189-]–2000, predominant [191-]–[196-]

The collection consists of vital records, administrative documents, trade certificates, travel papers, correspondence, letters of reference, liturgical materials, and photographs relating to the lives of members of the Gottfried family and the families of Gerda and Lori Gottfried's husbands (the Kraus and Seemann families, respectively). Records detail the vital statistics, career history, educational attainment, travels and emigration efforts of the family from the early twentieth century until the beginning of the twenty-first century. Collection has been arranged into the following series: Vienna ([189-]–1939), Shanghai (1939–1949), Emigration (1947–1950), Vancouver (1949–2000), Photographs ([191-]–[197-]).

Gottfried family

Eisinger family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA009
  • Fonds
  • 1916–2011, predominant 1939–[198-]

Fonds consists of vital records, passports and travel permits, correspondence, objects, photographs, letters of reference, and ephemera relating to the lives of members of the Eisinger family, as well as their family history. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Eisinger family government and vital records series (1916–1980); Eisinger, Marcus family correspondence series (1939–1954); Bedrich Eisinger Czechoslovak Army documents and objects series (1940–1946); Gerda Eisinger career documents series (1939–1977); Eisinger family photographs series (1937–[197-]); Reparation and compensation documents series (1951–2008); Eisinger genealogy research series (1994–2011); and Eisinger, Marcus family ephemera series ([194-]–1988).

Eisinger family

Sonner family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA010
  • Fonds
  • 1916-2007

Collection consists of vital records, administrative documents, original drawings, publications, educational certificates, academic papers, photographs, correspondence, letters of reference and audio-visual testimony relating to the life and work of Eric and Rose Sonner. Records detail the vital statistics, career history, education, travels and emigration efforts of the family from the late 1940s until the mid-2000s. Collection has been arranged into the following series: Terezín (1942–1945); Prague (1946–1949); Academic works (horticulture) (1947–1950); Correspondence and ephemera (1949–2000); Vital statistics records (Canada) (1949–2007); Eric Sonner testimony ([194-]–[before 2009]); and Photographs ([192-], 2016).

Sonner family

Bick family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA012
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2002

Fonds consists of photograph albums, loose photographs, books, memoir, table cloth and official documents relating to the lives of members of the Bick family. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Werner Bick memoir series (2002), Prayer books series (1868–1933), Bick family photographs series ([1891?]–[200-]), Siegfried and Johanna Bick emigration documents series (1938–1939) and Household object series ([before 1979]).

Bick family

Sender Mines fonds

  • CA VHEC RA014
  • Fonds
  • 1922–[195-], predominant 1946–1952

Fonds consists of photographs, International Refugee Organization (IRO) documents, court document, correspondence, and German driver’s license relating to the life of Sender Mines. Fonds has been arranged in the following series: SM photographs series (1922–[195-]), SM IRO documents series (1949–1951), Court document series (1951), and Bund der Verfolgten des Naziregimes e.V. (BVN) correspondence series (1951).

Mines, Sender

David and Regina Feldman fonds

  • CA VHEC RA021
  • Fonds
  • [18--]–1990

Fonds consists of identification papers, travel documents, letters of reference, ephemera as well as family photographs and heirlooms. Records document the Feldmans’ experience of the Holocaust in Poland, specifically their time in displaced persons camps, in Bergen-Belsen, as well as their immigration to and life in Canada.

Fonds is divided into the following two series: Regina Feldman series ([1923?]–[196-]), David Feldman series ([18--]–1990).

Feldman, David and Regina

Teitelbaum, Buckman family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA023
  • Fonds
  • [194-]-1974

Fonds consists of records relating to the pre- and post-war experience of Rebecca (née Buckman) Teitelbaum, Herman Teitelbaum and their family. Fonds is arranged into five series: Notebooks (1944-1945), Correspondence (1944-1945), Identification and related records (1938-1974), Photographs ([1941]-1947) and Objects [1944].

Teitelbaum, Rebecca

Mayer Levit fonds

  • CA VHEC RA031
  • Fonds
  • [before 1945]–1953

The records in this fonds pertain to the experience of Mayer Levit after his liberation from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. These include transit and identification documents, a prayer book, embroidered towel, ration card and official documents attesting to his status as prisoner and his subsequent application for compensation.

Levit, Mayer