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Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
The People's Olympics, in Barcelona, Spain, was intended as a protest event against the 1936 Summer Olympics planned for Berlin during the period of Nazi rule. The newly elected left-wing Popular Front government in Spain decided to boycott the Berlin Olympics and host its own games following its election in February 1936. Invitations were made to the nations of the world and it was planned to use the hotels built for the 1929 World's Fair as an Olympic Village. The games were scheduled to be held from July 19 to July 26 and would have therefore ended six days prior to the start of the Berlin games.
A total of 6,000 athletes from 22 nations registered for the games, including boxers Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack from Canada.
Many of the athletes were sent by trade unions, workers' clubs and associations, socialist and communist parties and left-wing groups rather than by state-sponsored committees. Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack were sent with donations from the Canadian Jewish Congress.
With the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War just as the games were to begin, the alternate games were cancelled.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack in a casual boxing match on route to Barcelona for the People's Olympics aboard the S.S. Alaunia.
Notes
Image is located on Page 11 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Subjects
Boxing matches
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
The People's Olympics, in Barcelona, Spain, was intended as a protest event against the 1936 Summer Olympics planned for Berlin during the period of Nazi rule. The newly elected left-wing Popular Front government in Spain decided to boycott the Berlin Olympics and host its own games following its election in February 1936. Invitations were made to the nations of the world and it was planned to use the hotels built for the 1929 World's Fair as an Olympic Village. The games were scheduled to be held from July 19 to July 26 and would have therefore ended six days prior to the start of the Berlin games.
A total of 6,000 athletes from 22 nations registered for the games, including boxers Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack from Canada.
Many of the athletes were sent by trade unions, workers' clubs and associations, socialist and communist parties and left-wing groups rather than by state-sponsored committees. Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack were sent with donations from the Canadian Jewish Congress.
With the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War just as the games were to begin, the alternate games were cancelled.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack in a casual boxing match on their way to Barcelona and the People's Olympics aboard the S.S. Alaunia.
Notes
Image is located on Page 19 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Subjects
Boxing matches
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1940
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Luftspring family at the Slipia Synagogue Section of Dawes Road Cemetery in Scarborough, Ontario. Sammy's mother, Bella Luftspring, passed away in March 24th, 1940. The family is standing around her grave stone. Sammy Luftspring is seen on the left side of the image.
Notes
Image is located on Page 35 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Subjects
Sepulchral monuments
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Scarborough (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions