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Jack Diamond

Oral history interview with Jack Diamond who was born in Stree, Poland in 1909. He spent much of his life in the meat business, Shochet. He helped to build the Schara Tzedeck synagogue in Vancouver.

Ronnie Tessler

Oral history interview with Ronnie Tessler who was born 1944 in Saskatchewan. She volunteered for Louis Brier, Soviet Jewry Advocacy and Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre . She did a photography project called ‘Israel: Between Poetry and Reali...

Marvin Weintraub

Oral history interview with Marvin Weintraub who was born in Poland in 1924. His father moved the entire family in 1930 to Toronto. Marvin studied chemistry and biology at the University of Toronto, doing a Master's and a PhD in botany/plant ...

Harvey Gerber

Oral history interview with Harvey Gerber, who worked at Simon Fraser University as a logician when it opened in 1965. Harvey relates attaching himself and his wife to the Vancouver Jewish community, opening up a Peace in the Middle-East chapter a...

Judy Zaitzow

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 volunte...

Bernie Simpson

Oral history interview with Bernie Simpson who was born in Vancouver in 1942. He started work as a Social Worker influenced by his time at Camp Habonim, than becoming a lawyer and latter a MLA for Fraser View and he worked with Camp Miriam. Bernie...

Marvin Weintraub

Oral history interview with Marvin Weintraub who was born in Poland in 1924; done in preparation of Betty Nitkin writing an article for the Scribe on the beginnings of the Jewish Studies Program at UBC.

Sally Rogow

Oral history interview with Sally Rogow, who was born in New York, 1930. Sally's grandparents were born somewhere in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Sally's uncle was the first Jewish man to be a Lieutenant Colonel in the Canadian Army, whi...

Jeffrey Barnett

Oral history interview with Jeffrey Barnett. Jeffrey arrived in Vancouver in 1957 at age seventeen, with seventy dollars to his name. He has led a life of hard work in the restaurant industry, with businesses such as Pizza Patio and Elephant and C...

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