Oral history interview with Betty Nitkin, who was born in Montreal, 1941. He parents studied and met at the University of Lwow. Working in between Montreal and England during the 1960's but due to a combination of Montreal's winters and the political situation in Quebec convinced the family to move to Vancouver in 1968. Mrs. Nitkin was involved in the National Council of Jewish Woman for many years chairing the Committee for Soviet Jewry during the 1970's. Mrs. Nitkin volunteered the Vancouver Jewish Centre helping settle Bosnian refugee families during the 1990's.
Oral history interview with Hinda Simkin who was born in Winnipeg, 1937. Hinda was a part of the Girl Guides when she was younger and after moving to Vancouver and joining Beth Israel Synagogue she worked with the Girl Guides. Hinda belongs to the National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, Volunteer Grand-parents Society and Nat’l Council of Jewish women.
Oral history interview with Adele Zucker who grew up in Colorado, worked for B’nai B’rith Women and the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an administrator and training officer for secretaries in California and than Washington.
Oral history interview with Estelle McClure, who was born in Canada in 1910. Her mother was born in Poland and her father was born in Romania in the 1870's. The family first moved to England and than later emigrated to Canada and than grew up in California.
Oral history interview with Charlotte Piek who was born in Munich, leaving for the United States in 1939 with her husband. Mrs. Piek notes the intermingling of the Jewish community in Munich growing up.
Oral history interview with Marjorie Groberman and Bea Goldberg, who were born in Edmonton, Alberta and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan respectively. Both have been involved in Vancouver's Hadassah Bazaar development. The Jewish community was enthusiastic in their support of the Bazaar which first was held at the Sea Forth Armories, eventually moving to the PNE fairgrounds. Marjorie has helped to develop a number of cities' Bazaar's across Canada.
Oral history interview with Susan (nee Ricardo) Quastel, who was born in the Netherlands, 1923. She lost her sister and parents to the Holocaust. Susan worked as a nurse throughout the war in Holland, than began studied nursing and a course on matrons at Oxford. Susan came to Vancouver primarily because of her husband who was from Vancouver. Susan is a member of the National Council of Jewish Women, Vancouver chapter of Hadassah, Jewish Family Services, of Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University and has helped research at the Vancouver Holocaust Society.
Oral history interview with Judy Zaitzow who was born in Vancouver. Her Grandfather William Seidelman was a postmaster and a shochet. Judy discusses her family history in detail through her Grandparents, parents, brother and sisters. Judy volunteers time with the Beth Israel school board, Hadassah, was door-to-door volunteer for Mothers March (forerunner of United Way), and for Heart & Stroke fund.