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Alex Kliner

Oral interview with Alex Kliner. Interviewed by Peter Doolan for SLAIS Oral History class. Kliner was born in Philadelphia in 1930. His parents were from Rusia and he talks about his parent’s life and growing up in Philadelphia. At 20 he was drafted to fight in the Korean War. He came back and studied acting at Hedgerow. After he graduated, he went to New York to work on Broadway. Morris Schwartz told him not to go into Yiddish Theatre because it was dying. He talks about McCarthyism and the blacklist in Hollywood and on Broadway. A friend convinced him to move to Hollywood. Here he went to Los Angeles Community College and UCLA and got a master’s degree. His teachers told him not to get his PhD and got into teaching instead. He moved to Vancouver to work at the Peretz School. He then became the program director at JCC. With Tova Sneider he started the Jewish Heritage Theatre Company. Later he became the Executive Director of State of Israel Bond. He also worked with Chelm Cultural Club

Ben Kopelow fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2014.016
  • Fonds
  • 1825, ca. 1930-2009

The fonds consists of business and family correspondence, production material, newspaper clippings, photographs and scrapbooks.

The fonds is arranged into eight series: Dolly Halpern; Personal life; Vancouver Little Theater Association; Barnstomers; Theater Under the Stars; Pacific Shows Productions Limited; Watercolors; and Scrapbooks

Kopelow, Ben

Eva Kero

Oral History interview with Eva Kero. She was born in Budapest in 1934. After the Hungarian revolution in 1956 she and her sister emigrated. Her mother moved to Israel, in 1957, where she had family living. Eva went to Sao Paulo Brazil. Both her and her mother arrived in Vancouver in 1959, her sister was already here working as a photographer. In Brazil Eva worked as a fashion designer. In Vancouver she studied art at Vancouver Community College and UBC. She got a master’s degree in Fine Art History. She talks about her family history, universities in the lower mainland, and being Jewish in Hungary and Vancouver.

Helen Waldstein Wilkes

Oral history interview with Helen Waldstein Wilkes. Helen was born in Czechoslovakia in 1936. In the spring of 1939, Helen and her family left their home in Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada to escape the Nazis. Helen felt like an outsider during her early years in Canada, but she was educated in Ontario and excelled in school and eventually received her PhD in French Literature.

She spent most of her career as a teacher of French and French education in Vancouver. Around the time of her retirement, Helen became more deeply interested in her Jewish heritage. She is now an active member of the Or Shalom congregation. In 2010 she published 'Letters from the Lost: A Memoir of Discovery,' a well-received book which describes her discovery of the desperate letters sent to her parents from relatives who were still trapped in Europe as the Holocaust began, and her growing engagement with her own cultural inheritance.

Throughout Helen's life, reading and philosophy have helped her to make sense of the world and the meaning of her life.

Miro Gabriel

Oral history interview with Miro Gabriel who was born in Czechoslovakia, 1956. Miro is the proprietor of the gallery; Cafe Danube and has written 2 rock operas. He is a musician and artist.

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