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JHSBC Oral History Collection
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Adam Granot

Interview with Adam Granot. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Adam talks about how his family came to open Breka, a chain of bakeries across Vancouver. He describes the challenges they faced in starting and growing the business, a...

Allan Nortman

Oral history interview with Allan Nortman in preparation for the 2014 Scribe with a focus on Jewish scrap metal dealers.

Claire Ann Kramer

Interview with Claire Ann Kramer. Interviewed by Cindy Rozen. Ann talks about her family's history, the Apartheid, her childhood, and her career as an interpreter. She speaks in detail about her family's experience in Germany just before...

David Kaplan

Oral interview with David Kaplan. Interviewed by Bill Gruenthal. David talks about his family's involvement with the steel industry and the Jewish Botanical Gardens. Eventually settling in Vancouver, David opened a very successful R&D tax...

Dvori Balshine

Oral history interview with Dvori Balshine, who emmirgated to Canada in 1969 when her husband, Michael Balshine, was accepted to do his Ph.D at the University of British Columbia.

Elena Banfield

Oral history interview with Elena Melody Banfield who was born in Prince George, British Columbia in 1984. Elena wants to do work in International conflict management as a way to deal with environmental concerns, conflicts involving Israel and the...

Tessler, Ronnie

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