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Joshua Checov

Oral history interview with Joshua Checov who was born in 1891 in a small village in Russia. He was the only member of his family to serve in the Russian army during the First World War. Mr. Checov met Czar Nicholas during his time in the army. La...

Reva Checov

Oral history interview with Reva Checov who was born in a small village in Russia in 1897. Later in life when she emigrated to Canada she went to McGill University and the University of British Columbia. Reva was involved in the Pioneer Women, Nat...

Ben Garber

Oral history interview with Ben Garber who was born in 1906 in Miasdkovka, Ukraine. Ben's account discusses his experience with antisemitism and the pogroms (1915-1922) in Eastern Europe.

Horace Raphael

Oral history interview with Horace Raphael who was born in Vancouver, 1920. His grandfather was born in Germany, 1832, and his grandmother was born in Poland. While his mother was born in Winnipeg and his father was born in Poland but left for Van...

John Reed

Oral history interview with John Reed who was born in Russia, 1889. He was a soldier in the Czar's Army, travelled to Montreal and onto Vancouver to meet his brother there.

Helen Gorbovitsky

Oral history interview with Helen Gorbovitsky who helped establish the National Council of Jewish Women and was a member of the Pioneer Women and Gordonia Club. Her family originated in Rostov, Russia where her father was very active in the Zionis...

Sarah Jacobson

Oral history interview with Sarah Jacobson who was born in Galicia, Austria. Sarah was involved and organized in the Gordonia Club and Pioneer Women.

Max Poplack

Oral history interview with Max Poplack who was born in Vilna, Russia in 1898. The family emigrated to the United States between 1909 to 1910, landing on the East Coast than moving further west and settling in Washington. Max speaks of his father&...

Horace Ripstein

Oral history interview with Horace Ripstein who was born in Vancouver, 1908. His grandparents come from Lithuania.

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