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Norman & Bernice Brown

Oral history interview with Norman Brown who arrived in Vancouver in 1907 and Bernice immigrated to Vancouver after marrying Norman in San Fransico in 1930. Norman attended Talmud Torah school when he was a child. Both were involved in a variety of Jewish community organizations. Bernice was president of both Federated Jewish Women and National Council of Jewish Women. Norman was president of the Canadian Jewish Council. He discusses memories of early life in Strathcona and Mount Pleasant. Interview ends with a discussion of photographs.

Esther Brandt

Oral history interview with Esther Brandt who was born in 1932 in Belgium. She was highly involved in a number of Jewish organizations; Pioneer Women, a member of the Schara Tzedeck Board. She outlived her husband who had survived the Nazis concentration camps.

Barbara Weiser

Oral history interview with Barbara Weiser, born in 1946 in Quebec. She worked for Eaton's and a number of other companies as a Buyer, travelling across Canada. She is a prolific writer and researcher, having published 4 books / papers on the Jewish community with focuses on Synagogues and Holocaust memorials.

Operatic contralto Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Vancouver, British Columbia

Photograph depicts Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink (15 June 1861 - 17 November 1936). Schumann-Heink was an operatic contralto of German descent.

Half body shot of plump, elderly woman wearing a white dress and hat with flowers; leaning against a brick wall, looking into the distance.

Prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova on board 'Empress of Canada,' Vancouver, British Columbia

Photograph depicts Russian ballerina Mme. Anna Pavlova (12 February 1881 –23 January 1931) aboard the Empress of Canada. She is famous for being the first ballerina to travel around the world to perform ballet for people who had never been exposed to it.

Half body shot of woman wearing knit cap and striped blazer, hands in pockets; standing against white backdrop; black rail partially visible in left of image.

Totem Poles, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia

Photograph depicts five totem poles. Though totem poles are common to the Coastal First Nations of British Columbia, the three First Nations (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh) who claim Stanley Park as their ancestral land were not represented in Stanley Park with this cultural art form until the summer of 2008.

Up until this time, totem poles produced by carvers of the Nuu-chah-nulth, from Vancouver Island's west coast, the Haida and Nisga'a of British Columbia's north coast, and most abundantly, the Kwakwaka'wakw of the north and northeaster coast of Vancouver Island were the only ones found in Stanley Park.

Five totem poles, two short, three tall, all topped with the Thunderbird; woman in light dress and dark cardigan standing in front of guard rail surrounding totem poles; forested area in background.

Laboratory, addition to St. Paul's Hospital upon completion, Vancouver, British Columbia

Photograph depicts the finished additions to St. Paul's Hospital by Smith Bros. and Wilson Ltd. - General Contractors.

Laboratory room with two visible work stations; various bottles and beakers located at each work station; one female lab technician seated at work station; second female lab technician standing at sink in middle right of image.

Barbara Landauer [nee Graham] at English Bay, Vancouver, BC

Photograph depicts Barbara Landauer at English Bay. See LF.01176 for an additional picture of Barbara Landauer at English Bay.

Logs and driftwood in foreground of image; woman standing on large log, wearing a kerchief and slicker, in middle of image; ocean waves in background.

Barbara Landauer standing on log, foot of Harwood St., English Bay

Photograph depicts Barbara Landauer sitting on driftwood, at the foot of Harwood St., English Bay. See LF.00799 for additional photograph of Barbara Landauer at English Bay.

Woman wearing coat and kerchief siting on grouping of drift wood on shore; white capped waves crashing against rocks on shore; coast in background.

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