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Nancy Halpern

Oral interview with Nancy Halpern. Interviewed by Samantha Stokell for SLAIS Oral History class.

Nancy's father's family moved to Vancouver in 1906, when her father Norman Brown was less than six months old. She has stories of her own life in the Vancouver Jewish community and those of her grandparents and parents. She was involved in drama and theatre in the Vancouver and Spokane, WA areas, and worked as a librarian in Vancouver. She was also involved in creating the West Vancouver Jewish Community Association.

Nancy mentions her cousin's daughter, Barbara Liskov (née Huberman) from the States, a professor at MIT who was the first woman to graduate in Computer Science in the U.S., and who is a winner of the Turing Award.

Certificate - October 18, 1973

A copy of the marriage licence of William Seidelman and Esther Pearlman. They were married on August 30, 1896 in Vancouver, B.C. This certified copy was issued on October 18, 1973.

State of Israel Float Wins Prize

Photograph depicts children on the back of float decorated to celebrate the establishment of Israel.

On float, L-R: Nessi Raels, Pearl Raels, Lila Israel, Stephen Bricker, Lorilee Mallek, Cyril Boas, Alan Carr. "The Jewish community of Victoria entered a float in the city's annual Victoria Day parade and won second prize. The theme was birth of the State of Israel, with children costumed to depict pioneers and newcomers to Israel" (Jewish Western Bulletin, September 7, 1950, pg. 6).