Fonds 2 - Benjamin Dunkelman fonds

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Benjamin Dunkelman fonds

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ON00210 2

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  • [192-]-1995 (Creation)

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1.5 m of textual records. -- ca. 100 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller. -- 9 maps

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Fonds includes personal and business correspondence and other records, maps, photographs, news clippings, and scrapbooks assembled by Dunkelman. The bulk of the records relate both to Dunkelman’s autobiography Dual allegiance and to his military career in the Second World War and in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-1949. Other records relate to his business work with Tip Top Tailors, the Constellation Hotel, Dunkelman’s Restaurant and the Dunkelman Gallery, as well as to his Zionist actvities, his writing and public speeches, and his personal life. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Personal records and correspondence Zionist materials Businesses Second World War Arab-Israeli War Dual allegiance Speeches

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Donated by Yael Dunkelman, wife of Benjamin Dunkelman,in 2000

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The fonds is described to the file level in the Ontario Jewish Archives descriptions database

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Related material can be found in the Rose Dunkelman fonds

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The fonds is primarily in English, with some materials in Hebrew, Arabic and German

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