Oral history interview with Bill Gruenthal who was born in 1935 in Netanya, Palestine. His father's side is from Silesia, Germany and his mother's side comes from Lower Saxony and Aachen. Bill has been a part of the Jewish National Fund and worked for the Vancouver Board of Trade. Bill discusses tensions between Arab and Jewish communities growing up.
Oral history interview with David Skulski, interviewed by Alysa Routtenberg. David, born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, speaks about his family’s history in Ukraine [Beresteczko] and Russia and immigration to Canada. David discusses his early life and adolescence in Moose Jaw and North Battleford and relocation to New Westminster, British Columbia. David talks about both his secular and religious education and relationship to the Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture, both in his youth and later in his leadership. David also speaks of his experience as a professional oboist, which influenced his founding and direction of Early Music Vancouver, residency at SFU, and role in Vancouver’s symphony.
Photograph depicts the Simpsons-Sears Ltd. store in Burnaby.
Driveway and empty parking lot with telephone pole in foreground of image; chain-link fence around concrete building of varying levels in middle left of image; construction supplies stacked up against fence.
This photograph is associated with Gardiner & Thornton-Sharp, architects; Thompson, Berwick, Pratt, architects; and Commonwealth Construction Co. Ltd., general contractors.