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Accession Number
2010-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-2
Material Format
object
Physical Description
2 tallisot
Date
[ca. 1945]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 2 Tallisot previously owned by the Machzikei B'nai Israel Synaogogue, formerly located at 279 Dovercourt Rd. at Dundas St. West. Each tallis bears a stamp from the synagogue.
Custodial History
The tallisot were used by Ann's [father-in-law?], Nathan Sharpe, who was a founding member of the synagogue.
Administrative History
The Machzikei B'nai Israel Synagogue was first located in a store on Ossington Avenue in the early 1930s. In 1933 they purchased and incorporated a cemetery located on McCowan Road at Eglinton Avenue. In 1935, the congregation moved into the basement of 279 Dovercourt Road and gradually renovated the rest of the building to completion by 1950. In the 1970s, the synaoguge had 93 member families, but dwindling membership in the 1980s forced the Synagogue to close and merge with Shaarei Shomayim.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-6-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-6-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
2 pins
Date
[194-]-1990
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a group photograph of the members of the Independent Women's Society, a membership list for the Borochov chapter of Na'amat, two Pioneer Women pins, and a grade 3 report card for Stanley Wilder from Shirley Street Public School. Identified in the photograph is Bella Wilder (bottom row, right); Rose Silver (middle row, first on left); Fanny Goldbach (middle row, second from left); Elsie Sautzman (middle row, seventh from left); Molly Guzy (back row, seventh from left).
Administrative History
Bella (nee Goldbach) Wilder (1910-2002) was born on May 12, 1910 in Opatow, Poland to Chaim Shlomo Goldbach and Shifra Frimeth Schatz Goldbach. Bella's older brothers, Victor, Jack and Hymie began immigrating to Toronto in the 1920s and had saved enough money by 1936 to bring Bella and her mother to Toronto. After arriving in Toronto, Bella found work sewing in a factory.
Bella married Max Wilder (1909-1999) on September 29, 1939. Max worked at Superior Men's Tailoring where he sewed zippers into men's pants. They had two children together: Ann (born 5 April 1940, married Norman Sharpe) and Stan (born 21 Jan. 1945, died June 1974). Max passed away in 1999 and Bella passed away in 2002.
Bella was a member of the Independent Women's Society, which was a group of Polish women who were wives of members of the Farband. They eventually became the Borochov chapter of the Pioneer Women, later Na'amat.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
USE CONDITIONS NOTE: Membership list is closed. Report card is open.
Name Access
Wilder, Bella, 1910-2002
Wilder, Max, 1909-1999
Wilder, Stanley, 1945-1974
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Sharp, Al.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Sharp, Al.
Page Number
339
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Sharp, Walter
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Sharp, Walter
Page Number
657
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
2002-10-46
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-46
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 trophy
Date
1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an Arts Theatre Club Trophy. This trophy has a wood base, on the left are theatrical masks in gold, on the right is a taller wood block with a plaque on the front, on top is a silver statue. This item has been deaccessioned and removed (11/24/15)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-5
Material Format
graphic material
object
Physical Description
2 posters : 56 x 36 cm and 57 x 36 cm
2 fans : cardboard ; 29 x 22 cm
Date
[ca.1928]-[1942]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two Yiddish broadsides and two fans from Tip Top Tailors. The broadsides are from performances at Massey Hall and Centre Theatre at Dundas Street and Markham Street.
The Massey Hall broadside is for a November 1942 performance of Judas Maccabaeus, which included contributions by Jack Reid, Emil Gartner, Virginia Dobson, Igor Gorin, Irving Levine, and Ernest Shaeffer.
The Centre theatre broadside is for Joseph in the Land of Egypt, ca.1931.
Custodial History
The donor purchased the broadsides and fans at auction and therefore the custodial history is unknown.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[191-]-1971
Scope and Content
This accession consists of textual records related to Toronto Jewish businesses and organizations including business receipts, United Jewish Appeal certificates, a Canadian Jewish Congress program and a U of T Jewish Studies program booklet.
Custodial History
The records were bought at auction by Morris Norman and then donated to the Archives on 4 December 2008.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (2 vol.)
Date
1918-[196-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of several short publications:
A four-page edition of the Canadian Daily Record from December 23, 1918; a 1938 report by the Canadian National Committee on Refugees and Victims of Political Persecution, entitled "Should Canada Admit Refugees? Some considerations and arguments submitted for the consideration of the people of Canada"; "Notes for an Address by the Honourable R[ichard]. A[lbert]. Bell, M.P., Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada," from January 20, 1963; and The Dynamics of Economic Adjustment of Canadian Jewry, an essay by Dr. Joseph Kage, [196-].
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-6-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-6-4
Material Format
object
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
M6 artifacts
1 postcard
1 textual record
Date
[193-?]-[195-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a Tip Top Tailors wall clock and five tzedakah boxes from Israel. Also included is a postcard of the Mossington Park resort on Lake Simcoe featuring a Gentiles Only sign, several copies from the mid-1940s of the CJC Committee on Social and Economic Studies Information and Comment bulletins, as well as a programme for the twenty-seventh anniversary celebrations for the Soviet Union, held at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1944. The program included a message from the prime minister, W. L. MacKenzie King, and a broadcast from Paul Robeson. The master of ceremonies was Lorne Greene. The content of the CJC studies include: research projects of the CJC (1946), racial discrimination and public policy (1946), the use of the terms "racial origin" and "religion" in the Canadian census (1946), opinion polls and social control (1946), intermarriage and children of intermarriages (1946), prejudice and Canadian unity (1946), comparative occupational distribution (1947), community action versus racial prejudice (1947), audience reaction analysis to the film "Don't Be a Sucker" (1947), Fair Employment Practices Laws for Canada (1947), age distribution of Jewish population in Ontario (1949), Immigration of Jews to Canada (1948), Saskatchewan Bill of Rights Act (1949), Jews in the professions in Canada (1949), answering the bigot: a summary of the Incident control project (1949), Canadian public opinion on racial restrictive covenants (1949), anti-minority discrimination and the law: a Canadian progress report (1950), immigration to Canada 1945 to 1949: official figures, refugee industries in Canada: latest available statistics (1947), and from juvenile immigrant to Canadian citizen (1950). Authors of CJC reports include Dr. A. F. Citron, Dr. J. Harding, Dr. Louis Rosenberg, Dr. Manfred Saalheimer, Professor F. R. Scott and Dr. Morris C. Shumiatcher.
Custodial History
The items were bought by Morris Norman, a collector of Judaica, and donated to the archives on 3 June 2009.
Subjects
Human rights
Discrimination in employment
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Tip Top Tailors
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-12-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-12-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2 Dec. 1942
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a typed letter, written and signed by Dr. Otto Strasser, regarding an order for an article titled, "Memorandum for shortwave propaganda to Germany."
Custodial History
The item was bought by Morris Norman, a collector of Judaica, and donated to the Archives in December 2009.
Administrative History
Otto Strasser (1897-1974) was a German politician and member of the German Nazi party. He was expelled from the party in 1930 for creating and leading a leftist faction called the "Black Front," and was exiled from Germany until 1955. He spent his years in exile in various countries. In 1941 he immigrated to Canada, settling in Montreal and later Nova Scotia. As a dissenting Nazi, he sought the downfall of Hitler by heading the Free German Movement and writing articles on the Nazi leadership for newspapers in Canada, Britain and the U.S.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 69
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
69
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-6-17
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-6-17
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 6 cm
Date
[ca. 1944] - [ca. 2003]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of Norman Gulko that was taken in Holland near the end of the Second World War and Norman's unpublished war memoir entitled "A Toronto Boy Goes to War."
Administrative History
Norman Gulko was born in Toronto on March 4, 1923. He was conscripted into the Royal Canadian Army in late 1942 and joined Canada's active service in 1944. Norman was initially stationed in Italy, but was moved to various other cities in France, Holland and Germany. After the war, Norman received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and worked as a social worker in Toronto from 1952 until his retirement in 1988.
Name Access
Gulko, Norman
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 100 photographs
1 folder of textual records
Date
1920-1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the Hersch family, a screenplay by Phillip Hersch, school certificates from Landsdowne School, Canadian naturalization certificates, thank you notes, a New Year's greeting card, and a Polish passport. Included are photographs of weddings, Europe vacations, class photos, houses in Toronto, bar mitzvah, Niagara falls, Channukah, Farms, studio sets, the beach, and snow scenes.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Norman Hersch until his death in the mid-1980s, at which point the donor took possession of the records and stored them until donating them to the OJA in March 2015.
Administrative History
Norman Hersch was a special effects technician for the CBC from the early 1950s until his retirement in the mid-1980s. He was married to a French woman from Western Canada named Margaret. He is buried in the Mount Albert area with his wife. He served in the Canadian military during the Second World War and graduated from Central Technical School upon his return. In later years, he started P & M Display in Yorkville. Norman's older brother Phillip was a screenwriter in Toronto. He wrote the CBC series Wojek. Their mother Lily (Polish) volunteered at Mount Sinai Hospital. Their father Alexander (Romanian) worked in stainless steel manufacturing. They lived around Cecil Street. Doug Wardle was a friend and colleague of Hersch's at CBC in the Special Effects Department.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Immigrants--Canada
Families
Name Access
Hersch, Norman
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between Jan. and May 1953]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Norman Cowan was the B'nai Brith's Toronto Lodge President in 1947.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Norman Cowan.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 17: 2: 1309, and Fonds 28 : 6 : 307.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 145
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
145
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Norman Levitt.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-116
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-116
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1948
Scope and Content
Accession consists of flyers regarding the mass meeting held at Maple Leaf Gardens on the occassion of the establishment of the State of Israel. The meeting followed a parade by the community down College St. There are also news stories and correspondence from the Jewish Agency For Palestine concerning the issues of the Irgun, the Haganah, and the attack on the Altelena ship on the beach of Tel Aviv.
Subjects
Israel--History--Declaration of Independence, 1948
Parades
Places
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Helpert, Norman
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Helpert, Norman
Page Number
280
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Norman, G.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Norman, G.
Page Number
791
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
2008-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-4-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
29 drawings : pen and ink ; 61 x 44 cm and smaller
2 paintings : oil and acrylic ; 49 x 22 cm and 40 x 31 cm
Date
1947-1948
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 29 pen and ink drawings by artist Norman Hersch, and two paintings. The drawings represent the history of the Jewish people, created for the magazine Jewish Life in 1947 or 1948. The paintings are an oil portrait of the artist's father and an acrylic abstract piece. There are also several magazine pages showcasing the final printed version of the drawings.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of the artist, Norman Hersch until his death in the mid-1980s, at which point the donor took possession of the records and stored them in his garage, until donating them to the Archives on April 1, 2004.
Administrative History
Norman Hersch was a special effects technician for the CBC from the early 1950s until his retirement in the mid-1980s. He served in the Canadian military during the Second World War and graduated from Central Technical School upon his return. In later years, he started P & M Display in Yorkville. Doug Wardle was a friend and colleague of Hersch's at CBC in the Special Effects Department.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (jpg)
Date
[ca. 1941]-[ca. 1955]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 4 scanned photographs relating to the Springer and Palmer families of Kingston, Ontario. included are anniversary, wedding and family photos. Identified in the photograhs are: Hinda Palmer, Jerry Springer, Sarah Rebecca Springer, Nate Hendin, Sam Springer, Miriam Palmer, Morris Palmer, Moses Cramer, Maury Kaye, Eva Hendin, Ben Palmer, Leah Cramer, Sheina Kaye, Aaron Palmer, Seddy Springer, Samuel Springer, Moe Cramer, Birdie Cramer, Edith Cramer, and Fern Cramer.
Administrative History
Norman Springer is the son of Leddy Palmer and Samuel Springer of Kingston, Ontario. His maternal grandparents, Ben and Hinda Palmer, arrived in Kingston around 1900. They had five children: Lean, Sarah (Seddy; Norman's mother), Eva, Morris, and Shana. Around the same time Ben and Sarah Springer arrived in Belleville. They had four children: Fanny, Samuel (Norman's father), Jenny, and Charles.
Samuel and Seddy met in Sandbanks (near Picton) on holidays in the 1920s. They lived in Belleville for two years and then moved to Kingston in 1934/35. Sam had a strong affiliation with Belleville; he ran the Artistic Ladies’ Wear clothing store (taken over by Julius and Jenny Abramsky) in town. Later he swapped clothing stores with his brother-in-law (Abramsky) because the women wanted to be close to their families (Jenny Abramsky was originally from Belleville).
Norman's maternal grandfather, Ben Palmer, was very involved with the synagogue in Kingston, serving on the 1910 building committee. Sam was a business leader in Kingston and was also involved in Jewish activities and committees. He was the sole building chairman in charge of building the new synagogue in Kingston. His son, Jerry, and grandson, Ryan, were the committee chairs when the Robinson wing was built. Norm and his son Douglas (grandson) were chairs on the Otterburn House (Hillel) committee when major renovations were needed to it.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 125
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
125
Material Format
textual record
Date
2004
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Koffler Gallery exhibitions. Included in the file is a media release, art reviews and an exhibit catalogue for Norm's Robots.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Collection
ID
Fonds 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Collection
Fonds
22
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1856-1995
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Morris Norman (b. 1946) is a chartered accountant living and working in Toronto. He is an avid collector of Canadiana, specifically Judaica. He purchases lots at auction and donates them to the Ontario Jewish Archives, as well as other institutions.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of the individual items collected at auction by Morris Norman. The records relate to the Toronto Jewish community and Ontario Jewry and include textual documents, photographs, near-prints, publications, artifacts, posters and broadsheets, sound recordings, and ephemera. Most of the items relate to various Jewish organizations, businesses, synagogues and individuals, and to Christian missionary work in Toronto. The material has been described at the file level, or where appropriate, the item level.
There are also four distinct series of records which document Berul Sugarman, who was a concert violinist and orchestral leader; the Franklin family, who owned a large amount of property in Toronto in the late 1800s and early 1900s; radio and television scripts written by Wayne and Shuster, Henry Karpus and Russell Bradley; and a collection of Turofsky photographs.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 49 objects, 25 photographs, 7 audio recordings and 4 prints.
Name Access
Norman, Morris
Norman, Jessie
Creator
Norman, Morris (1946-)
Accession Number
1995-9-3
1995-9-4
1995-9-8
1996-6-3
1996-7-3
1996-9-1
1997-7-1
1998-1-1
1998-3-44
1998-7-2
1999-10-1
2000-7-4
2000-12-3
2001-3-3
2001-4-3
2001-8-5
2001-10-6
2001-11-1
2002-4-1
2002-5-1
2002-7-1
2002-9-1
2002-10-5
2002-10-58
2002-12-3
2003-5-3
2003-10-6
2004-7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-7-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-9
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (tif)
Date
[193-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one digital photograph of a group of men inside Shaw Street Synagogue in the early 1930s. Identified in the image are: Avraham Calstein (far right) and Harry Weinstein (2nd from the left).
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaw Street Synagogue
Calstein, Avraham
Weinstein, Harry
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 88
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
88
Material Format
textual record
Date
1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of speeches and obituaries documenting the life of Dr. Norman Shaul, who was one of the founders of Clanton Park Synagogue.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 59
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
59
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[194-]-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 15 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Norman Cowan was the eighth of the nine Cowan siblings and the fifth boy. He worked as an estate planner with Imperial Life.
Scope and Content
File consists of family correspondence and photographs of Norman Cowan and his wife Bertha from the 1940s to the 1980s in locations such as Wapaska Lodge, Gravenhurst, and Heritage Park, Calgary, as well as a photo of their son Phil as a young man. There are three greeting cards decorated with photographs of Norman's photography and Bertha's paintings, a speech delivered by Norman to the Toronto Jewish Historical Society on Ward 4 (Kensington) in Toronto during the depression years, and an article from the Canadian Jewish News about the presentation, as well as newspaper clippings about the couple's retirement activities, and an advertisement for an exhibit of their art at the Koffler Gallery in Toronto. Finally, there is a sympathy acknowledgement card for a donation to Baycrest written by Saul Cowan following the passing of his brother Norman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Klein, Mrs. H. & Norman
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Klein, Mrs. H. & Norman
Page Number
331
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-6; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
File
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1965
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil and Min Givens skating in Nathan Phillips Square with the Federal Minister of Finance Mitchell Sharp and his wife (?).
Notes
Photograph is by The Globe and Mail.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
11
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. Buildings built for the 1929 World's Fair were supposed to be used for an Olympic Village. The games were scheduled to be held from 19 July to 26 July and would have therefore ended six days prior to the start of the Berlin games.
A total of 6,000 athletes from twenty-two 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 other 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
Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack aboard the SS Alaunia en route to Barcelona and the People's Olympics.
Notes
Image is located on page 24 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
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
Barcelona (Spain)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
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. Buildings built for the 1929 World's Fair were supposed to be used for an Olympic Village. The games were scheduled to be held from 19 July to 26 July and would have therefore ended six days prior to the start of the Berlin games.
A total of 6,000 athletes from twenty-two 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 other 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 SS 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 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Norman "Baby" Yack was born Benjamin Norman Yakubowitz in Toronto in 1915. As an amateur bantamweight boxer, Yack won over ninety of one hundred fights. In 1936, he opted out of competing in the Berlin Olympics as a protest to Nazi rule. Instead, he travelled to Barcelona with fellow Jewish boxer Sammy Luftspring to compete in the People's Olympics, which was cancelled at the last minute due to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Later that year, Yack turned professional and, under the management of Steve Rocco, became the fourth ranked bantamweight in the world. Yack retired in Toronto. He died in 1987.
Harry Sniderman was a well-known Toronto sportsman. In 1936, Sniderman organized the financial backing from the Canadian Jewish Congress that allowed himself, Sammy Luftspring, and Norman "Baby" Yack to go to Barcelona to participate in the People's Olympics. His role at the event was to act as coach and organizer for the athletes. Later in life he was the owner of the Warwick Hotel, which was located at the corner of Jarvis and Dundas Street.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sammy Luftspring, Harry Sniderman and Norman "Baby" Yack aboard the S.S. Alaunia as they travelled to Barcelona for the People's Olympics. They are dressed casually and are standing on the deck of the ship.
Notes
Image is located on page 75 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Name Access
Sniderman, Harry
Yakubowitz, Norman
Subjects
Pitchers (Baseball)
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.
Creator
Unknown
Places
Barcelona (Spain)
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. Buildings built for the 1929 World's Fair were supposed to be used for an Olympic Village. The games were scheduled to be held from 19 July to 26 July and would have therefore ended six days prior to the start of the Berlin games.
A total of 6,000 athletes from twenty-two 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 other 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 SS 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
Level
Item
ID
Item 2512
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2512
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 July 1936
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack were boxers. Harry Sniderman was a baseball pitcher.
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph from left to right are: Sammy Luftspring; Harry Sniderman; Norman "Baby" Yack.
Name Access
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Sniderman, Harry
Yack, Norman (Baby)
Subjects
Boxers (Sports)
Pitchers (Baseball)
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
1981-1-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4162
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4162
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 1948
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Notes
For identificaiton, see accession record.
Name Access
Grosbein, Norman
Shaw Street Synagogue
Weber family
Grosbein family
B'nai Israel Synagogue
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Families
Portraits, Group
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-10-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
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