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JHSBC Oral History Collection Ontario
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Sally Osovsky

Oral history interview with Sally Osovsky who came to Vancouver from Toronto in 1913. She married Abraham Zlotnik and lived in the West End. She was involved with the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society and National Council of Jewish Women.

Louis Zagin

An Oral history interview with Louis Zagin who was born in Vilna in 1885. He lived in many cities across Canada including: Montreal; Toronto; Brandon, Manitoba; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Trail, BC; and Vancouver. He was a Labour Zionist.

Dora Roseman

Oral history interview with Dora Roseman who was born in Poland, 1895 and emigrated to Canada. She lived in Toronto and later moved to Vancouver. Dora describes the small Jewish community in the East End, providing the names and occupations of the people she knew.

Thelma Ginsberg

Oral history interview with Thelma Ginsberg, who was born in London, Ontario in 1925. She worked at and served the community in the National Council of Jewish Women, the United Artists Corporation - Film Exchange, the Jewish Orphanage of Western Canada and Louis Brier Home for Aged. Her husband Harold tells of his great uncle , sculptor, Mark Antokolsky.

Louis Zimmerman

Oral history interview with Louis Zimmerman who was born in Toronto in 1911 and moved to Vancouver in 1948 to work as a community director. Louis discusses the history of the Vancouver Jewish Administrative Council which later becomes the Jewish Community Centre, his work in Toronto and the development of the Jewish communities organizations in Vancouver. Served as Executive Secretary in the Canadian Jewish Congress and Canadian Zionist Federation; was the director of United Jewish Appeal Campaign.

Jessie Anne Allman

Oral history interview with Jessie Anne Allman. Jessie worked for 'Children's Aid Society' and the Hadassah, helping to establish over 20 new chapters in Vancouver and Saskatchewan. Worked with the Jewish Family Service Agency.

Jessie's mother started the 'Quick Help Society' and was a member of the Hadassah.

Louis Zimmerman

Oral history interview with Louis Zimmerman who was born in Toronto in 1911. He was stationed overseas in England and Scotland, operating England's coastal radar chain between 1941 - 1945. He discusses Vancouver's Jewish Community Centre and the start of his career in Vancouver in 1948. Was recognized as a "servant and master" of the Jewish community in Vancouver for his outstanding record of service.

Anne & Jack Black

Oral history interview with Anne & Jack Black who were born in Toronto and Winnipeg respectively. Jack was an electrician and later worked in a number of local Vancouver businesses. Anne was involved in numerous organizations, she was the chairman of the Kinsmen Club; Heart Foundation; Diabetic Association and Young Judea.

David Freeman

Oral history interview with David Freeman who was born in Vancouver, 1913. He recalls the importance of B’nai B’rith's Anti-Defamation League in combating antisemitism in the first half of the century. He went to Law school, starting Freeman & Co. in 1935, which now numbers sixty associates. Has remained involved in the Jewish community with the Canadian Council of Christians & Jews, the Weitzman Institute and Young Judaea.

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