Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

LOWY FAMILY PORTRAITS.

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Collection
LOWY FAMILY PORTRAITS.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 painting. - 2 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0206
Scope and Content
One large painting (72 cm. x 100 cm.) of Ruth Pollack's mother Mrs. Fanny Lowy (wife of Jacob M. Lowy, the book collector), painted by Raanan Lurie in 1967. Two black and white mounted photographs c.1920s (40 cm. by 60 cm.), framed together, of Mrs. Fanny Lowy's in-laws Raphael Loevy and his wife R…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
LOWY FAMILY PORTRAITS.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 painting. - 2 photographs.
Scope and Content
One large painting (72 cm. x 100 cm.) of Ruth Pollack's mother Mrs. Fanny Lowy (wife of Jacob M. Lowy, the book collector), painted by Raanan Lurie in 1967. Two black and white mounted photographs c.1920s (40 cm. by 60 cm.), framed together, of Mrs. Fanny Lowy's in-laws Raphael Loevy and his wife Rachael Dershowitz Loevy, who perished in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Listing from Yad Vashem Israel database describing their fate.
Date
1920c, 1967.
Fonds No.
P0206
History Biographical
Fanny Lowy (née Zweigel-Rosner) was born in 1908 in Bardejov, Slovakia. She came to Montreal in 1951 and died here in 1966. The portrait was done from a photograph soon after her death. Raphael Loevy (born c.1885) and his wife, Rachael Dershowitz Loevy also came from Bardejov, Slovakia, and perished in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. They had four sons, incl. Jacob M. Lowy.Born in 1908 in Bardejov, Czechoslovakia, Jacob M. Lowy was a real estate developer, community leader, bibliophile. He died in 1990 in Montreal. His antique book collection is now housed at the Library and Archives of Canada.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Ruth Pollack, June 15, 2006.
Notes
ACAR, P06/04.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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