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Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds

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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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Biographia.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89986
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Fonds No.
1416; 00004
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Date
1921-1952
Fonds No.
1416
File No.
00004
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn. 001
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Includes travel permits in lieu of a passport, and Isak's burial record from Paperman & Son's.
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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Biography, as written by donor.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89983
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Fonds No.
1416; 00001
Scope and Content
Also contains family tree.
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
Also contains family tree.
Date
2019
Fonds No.
1416
File No.
00001
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn. 001
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Produced by donor, Jill Johnson, the wife of Sydney Brown's oldest son.
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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Employment records.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89988
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Fonds No.
1416; 00006
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Date
1963-1968
Fonds No.
1416
File No.
00006
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn. 001
Physical Condition
Fair
Language
English
Notes
Three letters from the Mount Sinai Sanitorium in Ste-Agathe.
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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Esther Merizen Interview

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75021
Collection
Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 electronic record : digital ; 323 MB + transcription
Fonds No.
1287; OH_00005
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Esther Merizen by Information and Library Technologies student Sonia Boulanger, April 17, 2012. This interview was made as part of the Jewish Public Library Archives commitment to documenting the history of Jewish Montreal. Major themes discussed are: the immigrat…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 electronic record : digital ; 323 MB + transcription
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Esther Merizen by Information and Library Technologies student Sonia Boulanger, April 17, 2012. This interview was made as part of the Jewish Public Library Archives commitment to documenting the history of Jewish Montreal. Major themes discussed are: the immigration and integration of her family in Quebec, Jewish and French schooling in Montreal, her religious practice and voluntary experience.
Responsibility
Sonia Boulanger
Date
April/17/2012
Fonds No.
1287
Item No.
OH_00005
Storage Location
JPL-A
Creator
Jewish Public Library Archives
History Biographical
See trancription
Language
French
Notes
A 5 min., French video extract of the interview is available on You Tube.
Recording is two non consecutive extract of two segments of the interview.
Transcription of the interview is available in French.
Recording is available in .wav format.
Interview participants: Shannon Hodge, Chantal Côté and Esther Edouard.
Transcription by Sonia Boulanger.
Lenght of the interview: 32 minutes 05 seconds.
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright may apply
Name Access
Merizen, Esther, 1931-
Subjects
Merizen, Esther, 1931-
Sephardim - Morocco
Jews - Morocco
Immigrants - Quebec (Province) - Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Identification cards, World War II.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89984
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
artefact
Physical Description
1 file of textual records. 1 yellow Star of David.
Fonds No.
1416; 00002
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
artefact
Physical Description
1 file of textual records. 1 yellow Star of David.
Date
1941
Fonds No.
1416
File No.
00002
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn. 001
Physical Condition
Fair
Language
English
Notes
Cards issued in 1941 for Adela Kinsbrunner and Isak Kinsbrunner.
Accession No.
19-005
Subjects
Romania -- Jews.
Immigrants
Immigrants - Quebec (Province) - Montreal
Star of David
Identification cards
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Immigration documents.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89987
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Fonds No.
1416; 00005
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Adele Druckman-Kinsbrunner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Date
1948-1950
Fonds No.
1416
File No.
00005
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn. 001
Physical Condition
Fair
Language
English
French
Romanian
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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Maurice Amiel Interview

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75017
Collection
Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 electronic record : digital ; 599 MB + transcription
Fonds No.
1287; OH_00001
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with retired architect and professor Maurice Amiel by Information and Library Technologies student E. Edouard, April 11, 2012. This interview was made as part of the Jewish Public Library Archives commitment to documenting the history of Jewish Montreal. Major themes d…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 electronic record : digital ; 599 MB + transcription
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with retired architect and professor Maurice Amiel by Information and Library Technologies student E. Edouard, April 11, 2012. This interview was made as part of the Jewish Public Library Archives commitment to documenting the history of Jewish Montreal. Major themes discussed are: the forced departure of Egyptian Jews in the wake of the 1956 Suez Crisis, his memories of the immigration of his family to Canada, France and the United States and his personnal experience of those events.
Responsibility
Esther Edouard
Date
April/ 11/ 2012
Fonds No.
1287
Item No.
OH_00001
Storage Location
JPL-A
Creator
Jewish Public Library Archives
History Biographical
See transcription
Language
French
Notes
An approx. 5 min., French video extract of the interview is available on You Tube.
Transcription of the interview is available in French.
Recording is available in .wav format.
Interview participants: Shannon Hodge, Sonia Boulanger and Chantal Côté
Transcription by Esther Edouard
Lenght of the interview: 59 minutes 25 seconds.
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright may apply
Name Access
Amiel, Maurice, 1940-
Subjects
Amiel, Maurice, 1940-
Suez Canal (Egypt).
Immigrants, Egyptian - Canada
Immigrants, Egyptian - United States
Immigrants, Egyptian - France
Immigrants - Quebec (Province) - Montreal
Alexandria (Egypt)
Jews - Egypt - Alexandria
Sephardim - Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Mireille Gallanti Interview

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75018
Collection
Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 electronic record : digital ; 582 MB + transcription
Fonds No.
1287; OH_00002
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with retired professor Mireille Gallanti by Information and Library Technologies student Chantal Côté, April 9, 2012. This interview was made as part of the Jewish Public Library Archives commitment to documenting the history of Jewish Montreal. Major themes discussed …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 electronic record : digital ; 582 MB + transcription
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with retired professor Mireille Gallanti by Information and Library Technologies student Chantal Côté, April 9, 2012. This interview was made as part of the Jewish Public Library Archives commitment to documenting the history of Jewish Montreal. Major themes discussed are: the forced departure of Egyptian Jews in the wake of the 1956 Suez Crisis and her memories of the immigration of her family to Canada.
Responsibility
Chantal Côté
Date
April/09/2012
Fonds No.
1287
Item No.
OH_00002
Storage Location
JPL-A
Creator
Jewish Public Library Archives
History Biographical
See transcription
Language
French
Notes
A 5 min., French video extract of the interview is available on You Tube.
Transcription of the interview is available in French.
Recording is available in .wav format.
Interview participants: Shannon Hodge, Sonia Boulanger and Esther Edouard.
Transcription by Chantal Côté.
Lenght of the interview: 57 minutes 42 seconds.
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright may apply
Name Access
Gallanti, Mireille, 1944-
Subjects
Gallanti, Mireille, 1944-
Suez Canal (Egypt).
Alexandria (Egypt)
Immigrants, Egyptian - Canada
Immigrants, Egyptian - France
Mission Laique Francaise
Jews - Egypt - Alexandria
Sephardim - Montreal
Immigrants - Quebec (Province) - Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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New Canadians Program

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn38076
Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1256; 6; 00111
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 document  
Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1949
Fonds No.
1256
Series No.
6
File No.
00111
Storage Location
4-3E
CTN. 005
Language
English
Notes
Selection of contents digitized. To consult the entire file, please contact the JPL-A directly.
Access Restriction
Some privacy laws may apply.
Reproduction Restrictions
Some copyright laws may apply.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945.
Immigrants - Quebec (Province) - Montreal
Immigrants - Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Documents
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