Barry Dunner series
Extent & Medium241 photographs : black and white, colour
2 audio cassettes
Administrative/Biographical HistoryBarry Dunner is the son of Holocaust survivors Samuel Dunner (b. 1907; d. 1993) and Else Krieger (b. 1913; d. 2000). Barry attended Vancouver Talmud Torah, as well as Yeshiva University in New York. He earned his master’s degree from New York University.
In 1991, Barry visited his mother’s hometown of Bielsko-Biała, Poland. While touring Auschwitz, he met Sigmund Sobolewski, an activist and Polish Catholic survivor of Auschwitz. The meeting ultimately resulted in a documentary directed by award-winning director and producer, David Paperny, entitled Prisoner 88, released by Ark Films in 1995.
Barry worked for the Jewish Family Service Agency in Vancouver and in property management. He was Executive Director of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre for many years. He is married to Su T. Fitterman. They have two children.
Scope & ContentSeries consists of photographs, VHS tapes, Hi-8 tapes and audio cassettes to do with the production of the documentary Prisoner 88, audio and video related to Holocaust survivor Sigmund Sobolewski. Series also includes records documenting Barry Dunner’s trip to Europe to visit his mother’s (Else Dunner’s) hometown, Bielsko-Biała and Auschwitz, Kraków, Kasimierz, Podgórze, Płaszów and Warsaw, Poland, and Paris, France as well as artefacts collected by Dunner at various locations in Europe. Series has been arranged into the following sub-series: Prisoner 88 records sub-series (1991–1994), Europe trip documents sub-series (1991), Artefacts (circa 194-) and "Auschwitz Album" copy prints sub-series [before 1994].