Letter : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, red, blue ; Ht: 27 cm x W: 21,5 cm
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Stock letter, creased twice horizontally, written in response to an application for Canadian Citizenship made by Rabbi Isidore Lorincz. Includes instructions for documents required for the application hearing. Signed W.H. Waugh, Clerk of the County Court of the County of Welland. Notes have been written in pen underlining County Court, Laurency (?) in (illegible) written T.R. Narrative: Rev. Isodore Lorincz was born 6 January 1908 in Hungary. His parents were Lowi Netti and Loliner (?) Jakob. He attended high school and Yeshiva, and graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary of Budapest with ordination and smicha. During World War 2 his family was killed in Auschwitz. He came to Canada in 1957 after fleeing the revolution in Hungary. He served in two congregations before serving the Shaare Zedek Congregation as ritual director, then as Chazzan Sheni with a congregation in Hamilton, Ontario, for three years. Afterwards he served as rabbi in Port Colborne, Ontario. He settled in Montreal, Quebec, in 1962 where he became Chazzan Sheni for the next 26 years. He and his wife, Zita, continued to live in Montreal until there death around 2005.