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Vanessa Marks

Interview with Vanessa Marks. Interviewed by Cindy Rozen. Vanessa talks about her family's history, her childhood, and her immigration to New Zealand and eventually Canada. She compares life, culture, and the Jewish community between South Africa and Canada, and talks briefly about her education, career, and family.

David Kaplan

Oral interview with David Kaplan. Interviewed by Bill Gruenthal. David talks about his family's involvement with the steel industry and the Jewish Botanical Gardens. Eventually settling in Vancouver, David opened a very successful R&D tax consultation firm and later on became heavily involved with the Jewish Family Services Agency. He also discusses Jewish education in South Africa.

Sylvia ("Pixie") Steiner

Oral history interview with Sylvia "Pixie" (nee Minster) Steiner who was born in Vancouver, 1942. Her father owned United Upholstery Co. Pixie volunteers at the Bagel Club, as an ESL teacher and book club.

P[hyliss] S[nider] on bridge

Colour Kodachrome 35mm slide depicts Phyliss Snider on a bridge with the Red Square and St. Basil's visible in the background, possibly near the Moskva River, in Moscow. Large propaganda poster of Lenin is visible in the background.

Soldiers in front of the Trans-Siberian train station

Colour Kodachrome 35mm slide depicts a group of young men in military uniforms in front of the Trans-Siberian train station in Irkutsk.

Note for slide reads: "We then asked to be taken to Trans-Siberian Station. The word 'Irkutsk' is on top of Station." A train had just arrived and these people were waiting for transportation. As was this group of young Russian soldiers."

Siberian youngsters

Colour Kodachrome 35mm slide depicts a group of children, in Irkutsk.

Note for slide reads: "Siberian youngsters - those wearing red kerchiefs belong to Young Communist group."

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