Fonds 1397 - Abraham Rother Fonds

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Abraham Rother Fonds

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CA JPL-A 1397

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  • 1940-1960 (Creation)
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    Rother, Abraham

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0.33 m. of textual records and graphic material.

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Abraham “Abe” Rother (1894-1967) was a businessman and world traveler from Montreal. He was likely the son of Victor Jacob Rother and Gittel (Gertrude) Alexander (later wife of Mr. A. Sanft) of Montreal. The Rother Family were involved in the garment industry in Montreal, many of whom were appointed to administrative positions in the Wartime Prices and Trade Board during the Second World War. Abe was close with his family, in particular his brothers Louis Rother (1889-1957) and Harry Rother (ca. 1887-1960), as well as Harry’s children, Lt. Mortimer “Morty” Rother (1919-1993) and Helen Marion (1916-1995).

Abe travelled extensively across Canada and the world. This included hunting trips to Lac des mauves (Quebec) and British Columbia, a 15-day cruise to the Norwegian Fjords and Northern Cape, as well as a 1956 world tour (including San Francisco, Honolulu, Tokyo, Odawara, Kyoto, Nikki, Hong King, Bangkok, Calcutta, Banaras, New Delhi, Agra, Karachi, and Rome).

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Three files of textual records including newspaper clippings, certificates of achievement, synagogue programs, and biographia, as well as scrapbook pages, two dozen family photographs, and two dozen photographs taken by Gerry Sternberg during Operation Magic Carpet.

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Series added in November 2023, as well as an significant update to Abe Rother's biographical sketch for accuracy.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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