Dunner family fonds
Fonds / Archival Collection
Extent & Medium30.75 cm of textual records
262 photographs : black and white, colour
2 audio cassettes
Administrative/Biographical HistoryThe Dunners are an extended family of Polish Jews living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Baruch Dunner (b. 1871; d. 1943) and Ruchel (Unger) Dunner (b. 1871; d. 1943) had six children in Kraków, Poland: Edouard Dunner (b. 1897; d. 1944), Heinrich “Henri” Dunner (b. 1898; d. 1944), Minna Dunner (b. 1900; d. 1977), Gisele “Gisa” Dunner (b. 1902; d. 1991), Leo Dunner (b. 1906; d. 1953) and Samuel Dunner (b. 1907; d. 1993).
Scope & ContentFonds consists of story drafts and manuscripts; photographic prints, negatives and slides; videocassettes; audio cassettes; vital and personal records; and correspondence relating to the lives of members of the Dunner family. Records detail their experiences before, during and after the Holocaust, as well as their involvement in works related to the Holocaust. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Gisele Warren series (1917–[197-?]) and Barry Dunner series (1990–1995).
Archival HistoryAccessions 2014.001 and 2016.011
Immediate Source of Acquisition or TransferRecords were donated by Barry Dunner in 2014 and 2016. Twenty-eight Prisoner 88 VHS tapes made for Ark Films were found in storage within the VHEC's institutional records and added to the fonds in 2018.
AccrualsFurther accruals are possible.
LanguageGerman, English, Polish, French
System of ArrangementArrangement provided by the archivist.
RightsDonor relinquished rights to materials in fonds upon their donation to the VHEC but the fonds contains third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Researchers are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.
Rules or ConventionsISAD(G) informed by RAD
Date of DescriptionPrepared January 2017 by Sarika Kelm. Updated April, 2018 by Lorenzo Camerini and Shyla Seller.