Jannushka Jakoubovitch collection
Fonds / Archival Collection
Extent & Medium1 file textual records
4 electronic records (tifs)
Dateoriginally created [circa 1930]–1994; digitized 2016
Administrative/Biographical HistoryJannushka Jakoubovitch (b. June 20, 1933 in Paris, France) is a Canadian Holocaust survivor of French origin. Born to Jewish parents – her father from Poland and her mother from France – she spent her early years in Paris before mounting political pressure forced her parents to send her and her siblings to safe houses operated by the French Resistance in the countryside. After the war she travelled extensively, working for the United Nations and other international NGOs, before immigrating to Canada. Jannushka Jakoubovitch is a dedicated student outreach speaker and VHEC Life Fellow recipient in recognition of her special contributions to Holocaust education and remembrance.
Scope & ContentThe collection consists of a typewritten manuscript detailing Jakoubovitch’s experience of the Holocaust. It is accompanied by digitized photographs and one photocopied newpaper clipping and one item of correspondence relating to the manuscript and the testimony recorded therein. Collection has been arranged into two files: Testimony and associated materials (1994); Digitized photographs [originally created ca. 1930, 1949; digitized 2016].
Archival HistoryRecords were maintained by Jannushka Jakoubovitch until their donation to the VHEC in 1996. A second accrual of photocopied articles and digital copies of family photographs was donated in August, 2016.
Immediate Source of Acquisition or TransferAccession 1996.012;
AccrualsAugust 31, 2016 accrual of digital copies of family photographs and photocopied articles: Accession 2016.007. Photocopies available in related research file.
RightsMaterials available for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these materials must be obtained from the VHEC.
Archivist's NoteFinding Aid prepared by Myron Groover in July 2013 and updated in September 2016.
Date of Description2013, 2016