Fonds F2440 - Hyman Belzberg fonds

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Hyman Belzberg fonds


  • 1998 (Creation)

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4 audio cassettes

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Hyman Belzberg, 1925-2017, was born in Calgary, Alberta and is a prominent member of Calgary's Jewish community. His parents, Abraham and Hinda (nee Fishman), were Polish immigrants. Abraham bought his furniture store, the Calgary Brokerage Exchange, in 1921, and Hyman started working in the store as a teenager. The store, located at 128 - 8th Avenue SE, was later renamed Cristy's Arcade. After serving in the Second World War he took control of the store and ran it until it closed in 1993. In 1949 Hyman married Jenny Levan, 1928- , and they had three children, Brent, Leslie and Murray.


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The fonds consists of an interview with Hyman Belzberg, recorded by Glenbow staff member Tonia Fanella, in which he discusses his life.

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The material is in English.

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An interview with his mother, Hinda, is in the Jewish Historical Society Oral History Project at Glenbow (RCT-868).

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017




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