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JHSBC Oral History Collection Vancouver Persons
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Alfred Evans on Harry Evans

Oral history interview with Alfred Evans on Harry Evans, the latter of which who was born in 1878. Harry is one the the founding members of the Schara Tzedeck Synagogue in Vancouver.

Morris Saltzman

Oral history interview with Morris Saltzman who was born in Winnipeg, 1918. Morris's father brought the family to Vancouver because he was became a successful merchant, eventually owning two grocery stores; 1st in wholesale potato business; second on corner of Nelson and Bute St. Morris was involved in and or speaks of B'nai B'rith, Jewish Community Fund and Council, Zionist Organization, Community Fund and Council, Vancouver Lodge and St. John's Shaughnessy Men's Club.

Elaine Charkow

Oral History interview with Elaine Charkow. Elaine was born in Russia. Her family emigrated when she was 8. They first stopped in Winnipeg where her father worked in the grain business. They moved to Vancouver in 1926. During the 1930's Her mother took in 2 refugees from China. Her father was one of the founders of the Vancouver Free Loan Association. Elaine talks about the importance of the Jewish Community Center on 11th and Oak. Elaine instrumental in finding housing for Polish immigrants. She worked with B’nai B’rith Girls, United Jewish Appeal, and Hadassah.

Ivan Linde

Interview with Ivan Linde. Interviewed by Cindy Rozen. Ivan talks about his family's history, his involvement in the Jewish community, the Apartheid, and his immigration to Canada. He compares life in Johannesburg to Vancouver, and talks extensively about privilege and race relations in South Africa.

William Katzin

Interview with William Katzin. Interviewed by Bill Gruenthal. William talks about his family's history and compares Jewish life in Cape Town to Vancouver. William talks extensively about Jewish education and reflects upon the role of Judaism on his life. He also discusses his career as an accountant, and his wife's career as a travel agent.

Ilana Strummer

Interview with Ilana Strummer. Interviewed by Bill Gruenthal. Ilana discusses kibbutzim in Israel and her family's history. She talks about her physiotherapy work in the Israeli army before immigrating to Canada, and her subsequent involvement in the Vancouver Jewish community.

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.

Renee Kursan

Interview with Renee Kursan. Interviewed by Sara Bernstein. Renee talks about her family's history, her childhood, education, and her career as a nurse. She compares Jewish life in South Africa to Canada and discusses culture, race, and the Apartheid.

Serge Haber

Interview with Serge Haber. Interviewed by Gary Averbach for The Scribe, 2018. Serge talks extensively about his acquisition and operation of Kaplan's Deli between 1981 to 2000, before he sold the business.

Marcus Stiller

Interview with Marcus Stiller. Interviewed by David Goldman for The Scribe, 2018. Marcus talks about his experience in running restaurants in Israel and South Africa before opening Fish Cafe in Vancouver. He discusses the role of the Jewish and local community on his business and his future plans with the restaurant.

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