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Don Snipper in standing beside Tiger Moth aircraft.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84207
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0068; OJA 1-833-15
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
[194-?]
Fonds No.
I0068
Item No.
OJA 1-833-15
Creator
unknown
Acquisition Source
J. D. Snipper
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80475
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
5 files, 16 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
I0068
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Pilot’s Flying Log Book; mounted war medals; material describing reconnaissance flying; photocopy of discharge papers; five copies of the newspaper Recce (39 Wing) Flash published in Luneburg, Germany in 1945 with the Editorial Assistance of F/L Don Snipper; Jewish War Veterans c…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
5 files, 16 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Pilot’s Flying Log Book; mounted war medals; material describing reconnaissance flying; photocopy of discharge papers; five copies of the newspaper Recce (39 Wing) Flash published in Luneburg, Germany in 1945 with the Editorial Assistance of F/L Don Snipper; Jewish War Veterans cap and VE Medal, 1945-1995.
Date
[ca. 1940]
Fonds No.
I0068
History Biographical
Don Snipper (b. 1915 - d. December 20, 2003) was born in Ottawa to Louise (Shapira) and Alfred Snipper. Don Snipper had four sisters, May, Mona, Dorothy (m. Dr. Harold Bernstein) and Ruth (Rubin). Alfred was born in Russia, moved to England, and then immigrated to Canada, settling in Ottawa. Alfred had an older brother Morris who may have been in Ottawa first. Alfred worked as an auctioneer and had an antique shop in the Lord Elgin Hotel. He was the official auctioneer for the McKenzie King estate. Don attended Lisgar Collegiate from 1929 to 1934. He played on the basketball team, was part of the orchestra and joined the editorial staff of the yearbook Vox Lycei. Upon gradiation he attended St. Patrick’s College for a year before taking a position with the Federal Government. In 1940, Don enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and received his wings in May 1941. He became a flying instructor and reconaissance pilot. He was posted overseas in April 1944. By the end of the Second World War he was flying long distance photo reconnaissance in Spitfires. Upon returning to Canada, he studied at Osgoode Hall and graduated top of his class. Despite his high standing, he was refused an articling position with a large legal firm in Toronto because he was Jewish. He completed his articling in ehat he described as a “second rate situation”. Because it was difficult for Jews to enter established law firms, he returned to Ottawa and started working ofor Hy Soloway. He joined the firm of Sam Berger hen Sam offered him $5 more per week. Don Snipper became a Senior Partner at Snipper, Cohen, and Murray. Don met Shirley Segall in Montreal where he was teaching at St. Hubert, at the time Shirley was visiting from California. They became engaged after a three week courtship and Shirely's family was not very pleased because Don's parents were poor and separated, and due to the fact he was in the Canadian Air Force. Nevertheless they were married and raised four children; Jon (m.Colleen), Chick, Nancy, and Heather.
Acquisition Source
Jon Snipper
Notes
1. Lisgar information supplied by Joy Heft, Lisgar Archivist, fall 2008.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Portrait of Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84743
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0068; OJA 1-904
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
[194-?]
Fonds No.
I0068
Item No.
OJA 1-904
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Don Snipper.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84208
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
electronic record
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0068; OJA 1-833-16
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
electronic record
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
[193-?]
Fonds No.
I0068
Item No.
OJA 1-833-16
Acquisition Source
J. D. Snipper
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Portrait of Don Snipper.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80626
Collection
B'nai B'rith Ottawa Lodges Fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
.01 cm textual records; 1 B&W photograph
Fonds No.
O0005; A.Z.A. - Members; Don Snipper
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Don Snipper taken by Yousuf Karsh and information sheet completed by Laurie Dougherty and fonds level description written by Dawn Logan.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
B'nai B'rith Ottawa Lodges Fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
.01 cm textual records; 1 B&W photograph
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Don Snipper taken by Yousuf Karsh and information sheet completed by Laurie Dougherty and fonds level description written by Dawn Logan.
Date
2008
Fonds No.
O0005
Series No.
A.Z.A. - Members
File No.
Don Snipper
History Biographical
Don Snipper was born December 4, 1915, the son of Louise (Shapira) and Alfred Snipper. He was president of A.Z.A. at one time. He trained in St. Hubert and went overseas to Bournmouth in April of 1944. Even though he didn't like heights, he disliked water even more, so he chose the air force over the navy. He worked in photo reconnaissance during the war, but afterwards he did not fly or continue in photography. Instead, he studied law and eventually practised in Ottawa under Sam Berger. He died in 1999.
Custodial History
Donated by son J. D. Snipper
Notes
1. Photograph (copy) was used in Remembrance Day AZA Display at SJCC, 2008.
Related Material
See Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Don Snipper in Gloucester.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84169
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0068; OJA 1-833-02
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
July 1944
Fonds No.
I0068
Item No.
OJA 1-833-02
Acquisition Source
J. D. Snipper
Notes
Inscription on verso reads:"Y.T. and a P/O Lim. I was genning him up on the N.R., one of the bright spots of my days here." N.R. refers to the newspaper Snipper is reading: The New Republic.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Don Snipper on a bicycle in Gloucester.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84170
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0068; OJA 1-833-03
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
July 1944
Fonds No.
I0068
Item No.
OJA 1-833-03
Conservation
1. Removed from plastic cover August 2008.
Acquisition Source
J. D. Snipper
Notes
Inscription on verso: "Smiling right at you darling".
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Collage of photographs sent to Mrs. Don Snipper from her son pilot Don Snipper.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84172
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0068; OJA 1-833-05
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
July 1944
Fonds No.
I0068
Item No.
OJA 1-833-05
Acquisition Source
J. D. Snipper
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Don Snipper in Scotland with fellow officers.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84168
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0068; OJA 1-833-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Flight Lieutenant Don Snipper fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
November 1944
Fonds No.
I0068
Item No.
OJA 1-833-01
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
J. D. Snipper
Notes
L-R rear row: Don Snipper, F/O Rawson, P/O Abe Marshal (Canadian Billeted who was with Don Snipper) and unknown. Officers in front row are unidentified.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Refugees? Image is labeled "KOVES family beside train"

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn16472
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
CJC0001; P; PC 01-01-028A
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
[ca. 1946]
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
P
File No.
PC 01-01-028A
Creator
CNR
Subjects
Refugees
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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