Testimony and associated materials

Extent & Medium1 file textual records
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 & ContentFile contains items relating to donor's experience as a Jew in France during the war. File consists of a speech given by donor in Victoria at Yom Hashoah 1994, a clipping from the Canadian Jewish News reporting on that speech, and correspondence to Dr. J. Barth.
NoteLegacy id 96.012.001
RightsMaterials available for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these materials must be obtained from the VHEC.

Collection Contents

The fonds 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. Fonds has been arranged into two files: Testimony and associated materials (1994); Digitized photographs [originally created ca. 1930, 1949; digitized 2016].