Oral history interview with Harry Ferman who was born 1898 in Russia. He and his brothers emigrated to Canada in 1912. Joined the Jewish Legion in Winnipeg and went to basic training in Windsor, N.S. and England. He arrived on the front in the Middle East when Turkey surrendered; Harry's unit responsible for German and Turkish prisoners. Later he would spend his life farming in Kamsack, B.C.
Oral history interview with David Rubin who was born in Transylvania, 1923. He was drafted into a working / bomb clearing battalion of the Hungarian Army in 1944. David chose to come to Canada in 1957 because he had heard it was the country of the future. The Canadian consulate chose Vancouver as his destination. Taught in Ottawa and was recommended to be the reader at Beth Israel Synagogue.
Oral history interview with Miriam Matoff who was born in England, 1906. Mother’s father was Rabbi Barnett Mordechai Sheinman, born in Jerusalem. Miriam‘s husband Conrad, grew up in Montreal but was born in England. Miriam works for the Louis Briar Home and was involved in National Council of Jewish Women.
Oral history interview with Elena Melody Banfield who was born in Prince George, British Columbia in 1984. Elena wants to do work in International conflict management as a way to deal with environmental concerns, conflicts involving Israel and the effects of globalization.