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Dalat in Toronto? #general #canada


boris
 

This is a follow up to a post from last week about Naftali Lasutra and his wife Hannah/Nekhama or Khaya who lived in Toronto between 1920's - 1960's. While in Canada, he changed his surname to Lester. It is possible, he changed his first name as well.

 

In a just discovered 1950's postcard to his brother in Ukraine, he writes, in Yiddish: "...I will go to Toronto after Pesach... Write me to Dalat..." It is not 100% clear that the word was read correctly, but the consonants appear to be right.

 

Not being familiar with the history and geography of Toronto, "Dalat" sounds to me like the name of a famous apartment building or a business, e.g. "Dalat, Cohen & Lester, Accountants" or similar. One similarly sounding name found on the web is "Duluth Metals Limited", in business today.

 

Any other suggestion is greatly appreciated. The man's photo can be viewed at https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM86441. It bears a stamp on verso: "Famous Photo Studio 285 College St   Kl. 8843 Toronto Ontario"

 


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