SILCOFF, Maurice

Language of Description
1926 - 2009
Level of Description
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

0.14 metres of textual records.

Biographical History

A labour organizer, Maurice Silcoff was involved with various labour unions, including the Milliners and the Capmakers Unions. After World War II, he was the union delegate sent to the DP camps to select workers for Canada. Born in Dublin in 1908, Maurice Silcoff worked in the capmaking industry in Montreal and eventually became a labour leader in the textile industry. After World War II, he was the union delegate sent to the DP camps to select workers for Canada. His son Joel is a judge and his granddaughter Mireille is a journalist with the . Maurice Silcoff died in Montreal on March 18, 2013.


Addition was made to the collection on February 16, 2009, by Maurice SILCOFF.

Scope and Content

4 minute books, initial entries in Yiddish, subsequent ones in English (1926-1971) for the Capmakers Union (Headgear Workers Central Bureau of Canada - cloth hat, cap and millinery workers international union). The books include some inter-filed clippings and loose correspondence. 2 oversize photos; cloak workers union and ILGWU (International Ladies Garment Workers Union). Addition 2009: Booklet , by the Montefiore Observer, consisting of humorous essays written by Maurice Silcoff about life in the Manoir Montefiore Jewish seniors residence in Cote St. Luc. The booklet was produced by his granddaughter, journalist Mireille Silcoff, with endorsements from other family members on the back cover. Also a 3 page biographical poem by Mirielle Silcoff composed for Mr. Silcoff's 98th birthday and describing highlights from his life.


  • Alpha-numeric designations: P94/14 and P09/05.

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