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Sydney Brown

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Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
cartographic material
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Fonds No.
1416; 00008
Scope and Content
Clippings, souvernir program from Worker's Sport Association, B'nai Brith patch, correspondence.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
cartographic material
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Scope and Content
Clippings, souvernir program from Worker's Sport Association, B'nai Brith patch, correspondence.
Date
1937-1989
Fonds No.
1416
File No.
00008
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn. 001
Physical Condition
Fair
Language
English
Accession No.
19-005
Subjects
Romania -- Jews.
Immigrants
Immigrants - Quebec (Province) - Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89982
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
artefact
Physical Description
0.16 linear feet of textual records, graphic material, and artefacts.
Fonds No.
1416
Scope and Content
Includes nine files, consisting of biographia, professional documents, immigration records, World War II identity cards, and embroidered pillowcase, and a yellow star, as well as a biography written by her children.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
artefact
Physical Description
0.16 linear feet of textual records, graphic material, and artefacts.
Scope and Content
Includes nine files, consisting of biographia, professional documents, immigration records, World War II identity cards, and embroidered pillowcase, and a yellow star, as well as a biography written by her children.
Date
1921-1968
Fonds No.
1416
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Adele Druckman was born in Dorna Candrenilor near Vatra-Dornia, Romania, in 1894. At eighteen years old, she attended a school called Jaures-Zeugnis in the town of Chernovitz. In 1938, at 44, she was married to Isaac Kinsbrunner, a businessman in Chernovitz, which was under control of the Nazis. As Jews, they had to wear a yellow star and carry an identity card. After the Germans were defeated, the Soviets took over. Most of their family was gone, and they struggled to start again. Finally, in 1949 they decided to leave and emigrate to Paris. Adele packed her monogrammed linen, and hid her diamond engagement ring as well as an unmounted diamond. Isaac's cousin had moved to Canada in 1913, so they went to the Canadian Legation in Paris for permission to immigrate. They were required to leave by January 1950, and so booked passage on the Samaria to arrive in Halifax on February 9, 1950. They were met by Isaac's cousin, Sydney Brown, ne Kinsbrunner, and his wife Jessie Cohen, who took them to Sydney's shop in Montreal at 4464 Coloniale Avenue. Unfortunately, Isaac suffered a heart attack and died, having only been in Canada for 12 days, devastating Adele. Sydney and Jessie had two sons, aged 5 and 7, who helped Adele learn English using their schoolbooks, building on the French she had learned in Paris. Sydney learned of a job as a nurse's aid at the Mount Sinai Sanitorium in Ste Agathe, a village north of Montreal, which Adele took to immediately. She was well suited to comfort the patients and enjoyed the peace of the countryside. Adele was often included in Brown family events, including Passover and Rosh Hashana, and she even undertook a trip to Brooklyn, New York, to visit Sydney's sister, Pearl. She was required to provide an explanation for her lack of a passport, but was fortunate enough to have been able to bring her birth certificate from Romania. The Brown family often visisted Ste Agathe to visit, until Adele retired at 74, after 18 years at the Sanitorium. Upon retirement, Adele returned to Montreal, where Sydney helped her find a small apartment on Cote St Luc road next to a synagogue. Sydney's sons, meanwhile, had grown up and become both doctors. They both got married in the same week, and Ida offered her engagement ring to the elder son, while the younger son was offered the unmounted diamond. (Biographical note taken from file 00001.)
Language
English
Romanian
Arrangement
Physical order imposed by archivist.
Accession No.
19-005
Subjects
Romania -- Jews.
Immigrants
Immigrants - Quebec (Province) - Montreal
Identification cards
Star of David
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sydney Brown - Story of the Kinsbrunner Breed

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Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Fonds No.
1416; 00007
Scope and Content
Published by the family for Sydney's 90th birthday.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Scope and Content
Published by the family for Sydney's 90th birthday.
Date
1996
Fonds No.
1416
File No.
00007
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn. 001
Physical Condition
Fair
Language
English
Accession No.
19-005
Subjects
Romania -- Jews.
Immigrants
Immigrants - Quebec (Province) - Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Jews in Music - AJA 50+ Program.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn85522
Collection
AJA 50 + fonds = Active Jewish Adults 50 + fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour
Fonds No.
O0002; OJA 4-755
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
AJA 50 + fonds = Active Jewish Adults 50 + fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour
Date
March, 2001
Fonds No.
O0002
Item No.
OJA 4-755
Notes
1. Two photographs exist of this event. 2. Front Row: Gordon Spergel, Ernie Brodo, Yvonne Mar, Jack Berman. Back Row: Sherwin Lyman, Roslyn Frankl, Shirley Winer, Al Winer, Ed Cohen, Irma Cohen, Sarah Klein, Ruth Karp, Arthur Max - May, 2004.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
Less detail
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