WERNER, Rebecca (Dresher)

Language of Description
1920 - 1985
Level of Description
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

0.07 metres of textual records.

Biographical History

Born in Poland, Rebecca Dresher Werner immigrated to Canada as a child in 1928. Her family first settled in Hoffer, Saskatchewan, a Western colony set up by the Jewish Colonization Association. An older sister moved to Winnipeg during the 1930s. After World War II, the Dresher parents moved to a farm in Repentigny, Quebec. Mrs. Werner and her husband settled in Montreal after the war and opened a pastry shop, the Patisserie Montreal, in the city's east end, at St. Catherine and Plessis Streets.

Scope and Content

Diary, 1936 by teenage Rebecca Dresher, written after older sister's death. Photo/clippings album, including letters, photos, poems, correspondence, translations from Polish and Yiddish, about family members who were victims of Holocaust and surviving family in Israel. Includes pre-1939 correspondence from relatives describing conditions in Poland. Pre-WWII photos of Lipton, Sonnenfeld, Hoffer Jewish farm families and Winnipeg family, post-WWII family photos from Montreal, photos (including colour) of pastry store in East End Montreal


  • Alpha-numeric designations: P93/16.

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