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Interview with Sam Zack

  • CA JMABC A.1998.010, A.2008.007, A.1968.001, A.1971.002, A.2007.017, A.2007.009, A.2011.007, A.2010.055-OH.19.76-02
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  • May 20, 1976
  • Part of Cyril E. Leonoff fonds

An Oral History interview with Sam Zack who was born in British Columbia in 1916. He worked for many years in his family's business; Regal Clothiers. Sam's mother was a founding member of New Westminster's Royal City Hadassah Chapter. The interview mainly consists of discussing the Jewish community in New Westminster, it's evolution since the 1920's with little Jewish life to a more vibrant community; as well as comparisons with Vancouver.

Irving Grad

Oral history interview with Irving Grad whose father Rueben Grad was a 'cutter' in the garment industry in Riga, Latvia. Irving's career spanned a number of clothing stores in Vancouver and his interview recounts many aspects of Vancouver's clothing industry.

Irving Grad

Oral history interview with Irving Grad who talks about his family while he grew up, his 'Uncle' and his parents lives. A cousin of his, Sandy, married Leonard Nimoy. His brother was killed during the Canadian Landings in Sicily in 1943. Irving was active in Beth Israel Men’s Club and Senior’s Advisory Council

Manfred Carsh

Oral history interview with Manfred Carsh who was born in 1922 in Europe. Interview covers the business and family lives prior to and during the outbreak of WW2; details of Kristallnacht; effects on the family, forced out of their home, forced to sell the business for pennies on the dollar to Germans, as did other Jewish businesses.

Mark White

Oral history interview with Mark White in preparation for the 2015 Scribe on Jewish clothiers.

Nancy Appleton

Oral history interview with Nancy Appleton who was born in Winnipeg in 1914 and her father was involved in the Schara Tzedeck synagogue and Nancy volunteered for 51 years for the Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic. Nancy was also the president for a time for the Liberal Ladies Auxillary and Schara Tzedeck's Women’s Auxiliary.