Fonds jhse-11 - Sylvia Averbach fonds

Abraham Averbach as a young man. Abe Averbach. Bereish Gleizer and family. Liuba, Riva and Raya Altschuler. Hana and Sonia. Hana, Sonia and Manny. Abraham Altshuler. Jessie Averbach. Abram Altschuler Biography of Sylvia Averbach.
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Sylvia Averbach fonds

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JHSE jhse-11

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  • 1906-1996 (Creation)
    Averbach, Sylvia

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10 cm of textual records. -- ca. 500 photographs

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Sylvia (Shifra) Altschuler was born in Russia in 1905. In 1937, she was naturalized as a British subject of Canada, and in 1966 received Canadian citizenship. After the death of her sister Jessie, Sylvia Altschuler entered into a Leviret marriage with Jessie's husband, Abraham Averbach. Sylvia and Abraham Averbach were married for 22 years before Abraham Averbach's death ca. 1990. Mrs. Averbach died in 2001 in Edmonton.

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Donated by Ed Mickelson in 2001 and 2002. Mr. Mickelson was the head of the Jewish Senior's Drop-in Centre in Edmonton and cleaned out Mrs. Averbach's room at the Cantebury Senior Citizen Home after her death.

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The fonds consists of materials created by Sylvia Averbach from 1906- 1996. The fonds consists of this series: 1. Personal (1906- 1992) The series consists of correspondence, citizenship papers, postcards, photographs, and other materials relating to the life of Sylvia Averbach.

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  • The material is in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, and Russian.

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Record No. AVE.01.1<br><br>

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