Oral history interview with Morey (Maurice) Veno who was born in Vancouver. His parents, father’s name originally Jacob Venogrotsky, and mother’s name was Sara Posten, they were from Eastern Europe. Discusses involvement with a number of organizations; Achdut (free loan society), B’Nai Brith, Zionist organizations and Young Judea
Oral history interview with Irving Koenigsberg who was born in Vancouver, 1921. Irving majored in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia and worked in his father's business (Maurice Koenigsberg), Western Wholesale Jewelry. His grandparents came from Poland.
Oral history interview with Jack Austin who was born in Calgary in 1932 and worked with the BC Liberal party with Arthur Liang on campaigns and on trade negotiations between Canada and US related to water. In Ottawa he worked with Paul Martin and Arthur Liang as well as Prime Ministers Pierre Elliot Trudeau and Jean Chretien in the energy and natural resources sector. He was awarded Mexico's Order of the Aztec Eagle for his services.
Photograph depicts (l-r) Edith Lando and an unidentified woman in front of the gift shop display. Written on the verso: "14 A. Nov/83. Re Brier Home gift shop. Edith Lando." Remaining person to be identified.
Oral history interview with Boris Chenkis in preparation for the 2015 Scribe on Jewish clothiers. Boris’ parents were born in Chernovke, Ukraine. Boris was born in Belarus in 1952. His family moved to Canada in 1959, when he was 7 years old. His Father was an x-ray technician and got a job in Nanaimo. His mother was a cook. They loved in Nanaimo until 1967 when they moved to Vancouver so his mother could open a clothing store. He talks about going to camp Miriam and Habonim. He went to Israel during his gap year on a Habonim program then went to UBC. In 1984, he opened After Five, a clothing store, with his wife. He talks about running the store and fashion.