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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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Bella Herscovitch Fonds

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Collection
Bella Herscovitch Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 folk costume : cotton and velvet
Fonds No.
1188
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Rumanian folk costume made and given to Bella Herscovitch by grandmother in 1934, in Rumania.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Bella Herscovitch Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 folk costume : cotton and velvet
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Rumanian folk costume made and given to Bella Herscovitch by grandmother in 1934, in Rumania.
Fonds No.
1188
Storage Location
JPL
Notes
Includes cotton shirt, embroidered and velvet leggings.
Subjects
Romania -- Jews.
Costumes
Children - Jewish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Biographia.

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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; 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.

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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; 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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Comunitatea Evreilor din Bucurest (Album)

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Collection
Comunitatea Evreilor din Bucurest (Album)
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 album : 31p., 57 photographs ; b&w
Fonds No.
1350
Scope and Content
Consists of one album of 57 photographs that depict the life of Jews in Bucharest, ca. 1938.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Comunitatea Evreilor din Bucurest (Album)
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 album : 31p., 57 photographs ; b&w
Scope and Content
Consists of one album of 57 photographs that depict the life of Jews in Bucharest, ca. 1938.
Other Title Information
The Jewish Community of Bucharest
Responsibility
Lazar and Suzette Halberthal
Date
1938
Fonds No.
1350
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Insitutie de Cult, Cultura si Asistenta Sociala
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
Romanian
Custodial History
Gifted to the Jewish Public Library in 1980 by Suzette and Lazar Halberthal.
Notes
PDF of album available through this listing. See item listings for individual images.
Subjects
Romania -- Jews.
Bucharest (Romania)
Halberthal, Lazar
Halberthal, Suzette
Insitutie de Cult, Cultura si Asistenta Sociala (Romania)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Comunitea Evreilor din Bucuresti

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Collection
Comunitea Evreilor din Bucuresti
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 album : 50 x 35cm ; 57 photographs
Fonds No.
1350
Scope and Content
Consists of one album with 57 black and white photographs depicting Jewish life in Bucharest, ca. 1938. Created by the Bucharest Jewish Community Religious, Cultural and Social Assistance Institutions.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image     1 document  
Collection
Comunitea Evreilor din Bucuresti
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 album : 50 x 35cm ; 57 photographs
Scope and Content
Consists of one album with 57 black and white photographs depicting Jewish life in Bucharest, ca. 1938. Created by the Bucharest Jewish Community Religious, Cultural and Social Assistance Institutions.
Parallel Title
[Bucharest Jewish Community]
Date
c. 1938
Fonds No.
1350
Storage Location
1-2D
JPL
Creator
Institute de Cult, Cultura si Asistenta Sociala
Physical Condition
Excellent.
Language
Romanian
Notes
Full text of photograph headings translated from Romanian to English.
Subjects
Bucharest (Romania)
Romania -- Jews.
Halberthal, Lazar
Halberthal, Suzette
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Images
Documents

1350_Bucharest.pdf

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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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Group portrait of people sitting at banquet tables at the community seder at the Choral Synagogue in Bucharest, Romania.

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Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 25 x 20 cm
Fonds No.
1255; 009847
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 25 x 20 cm
Responsibility
Joint Distribution Committee
Date
1967
Fonds No.
1255
Item No.
009847
Notes
Description attached to verso.
Subjects
Seder.
Passover.
Romania -- Jews.
Eating and drinking.
Fasts and feasts.
Synagogues - Israel.
Men -- Jewish.
Women -- Jewish.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Identification cards, World War II.

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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.

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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; 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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