Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Saul and Yakov Kantor papers
Collection number: Coll2008-037
Kantor, Yakov David, 1952-2007
Collection Size: 1 flat archive box.
0.25 linear foot
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Abstract: The collection consists of the Star of David
"Jude" patch said to have belonged to Saul Kantor (1912-1976); two drawings by
his son, Yakov Kantor (1952-2007), a graphic artist and member of the Portland,
Oregon, Jewish LGBT community, inspired by the 2005 Hungarian film
Fateless); and two photographs, 2000 and
2003, of Yakov Kantor.
represented in the collection: English
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in
writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner.
Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in
the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant
copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright.
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for
all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).
Saul and Yakov Kantor papers, Coll2008-037, ONE National Gay and Lesbian
Archives, Los Angeles, California.
Gift of Ari Rapkin, February 1, 2008.
Collection processed by Michael P. Palmer,
June 18, 2008.
Processing this collection has been funded
by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records
Saul Kantor was born in Germany in 1912. He maintained a flourishing
business as a cabinetmaker until the Nazi rise to power in 1935. After the
Nazis instituted increasingly severe restrictions against Jews he fled Germany
in 1939, and emigrated to the United States. He died in 1976.
Yakov David Kantor, Saul Kantor's son, was born on November 28, 1952. A
sign-painter and graphic artist, his artistic passion was illustrations and
drawings of characters from films, television, and comics, with a special
fondness for the original Star Trek television series. A member of the
Portland, Oregon, Jewish LGBT community, he was also committed to social
justice, providing his artistic services to organizations and efforts related
to HIV/AIDS and affordable housing. In 1991, he was recognized by the State of
Washington for his work with HIV/AIDS organizations, and in 2005 he became
involved with Affordable Housing NOW!, in Portland, making most of the signs
carried by AHN members at the 2005 and 2006 Housing Justice Day rallies. He
died in Portland on April 18, 2007, of the effects of cryptogenic idiopathic
neuropathy, a rare neurological disorder with which he was diagnosed in
Source: Biographical materials for Saul and Yakov Kantor, Saul and Yakov
Kantor Papers, Coll2008-027, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection consists of the Star of David "Jude" patch said to have
belonged to Saul Kantor; two drawings by Yakov Kantor inspired by the 2005
Fateless), about the coming of age of a
14-year-old Hungarian Jew at Buchenwald during World War II; and two
photographs, 2000 and 2003, of Yakov Kantor.
 Information from box 1, item 4. Note that the patch was first
required in 1939, in the Warthegau area of Poland, and was extended to Jews
living within Germany only in September 1941. If Saul Kantor emigrated in 1939,
from Germany, it is unlikely that the patch, although genuine, was his.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Holocaust, Jewish (1933-1945)--Gays
Jewish Gays-United States-Oregon
Kantor, Saul, 1912-1976
Kantor, Yakov David,