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Bernard Victor

Oral interview with Bernard Victor who was born in Gomel, Russia in 1893 and came to Vancouver, on April 15, 1923, from Winnipeg. Bernard was involved with Talmud Torah, B'nai B'rith, and the Jewish Literary Club. He describes living thr...

Bertha Krivel

Oral history interview with Bertha Krivel who was born in Montreal, 1891 though soon after moved to Hirsch colony. Bertha recounts her hardships and experiences as a elder daughter on a prairie farm.

Bertha Uniden

Oral history interview with Bertha Uniden who was born in Poland. She has worked for B’nai B’rith

Bill Levine

Interview with Bill Levine. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Bill talks about his family's history, his childhood and education in Vancouver, and his career. He also talks about his late brother John Levine (d. April 17, 201...

Deborah Riverbend

Oral history interview with Deborah Riverbend who was born in New York City in 1944, the same as her mother, although her father was born in Russia in 1902.

Tessler, Ronnie

Dorothy Grossman

Oral history interview with Dorothy Grossman who was born 1893 in Montreal. She was involved with the Red Cross during the Second World War.

Gertrude Weinrobe and Violet Franklin

Oral history interview with Gertrude Weinrobe and Violet Franklin (sisters). Their brother Nathan has the honour of being the first Jewish person buried in Mountain View Cemetery after catching Diphtheria on train into BC. Violet works for Imperia...

I.W. Chess and Jeanette Chess

Oral history interview with I.W. who started Chess Brothers Wholesale Fruit and Produce Company, which ran for almost 50 years. He lived in the East End of Vancouver, near Heatley Avenue. I.W. and his brother, were among the founders of Schara Tz...

Joan Vanderveen-Berlow

Oral history interview with Joan Vanderveen-Berlow who was born in Saskatoon in 1935 but shortly moved with the family to Vancouver. Received her Master's degree in sociology in Boston, later in life was the founder and creator of the Temple ...

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.

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