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Lil Shapiro

Oral history interview with Lil Shapiro who came to Vancouver in 1936; her grandparents moved to Winnipeg from Russia in the 1880s. She was involved in B'nai B'rith, Youth Aliyah, Federated Jewish Women, Israel Bonds, and was the first regional president of the Hadassah Council. She discusses her love of singing and describes her experiences as Hatikvah singer. She mentions a number of women she worked with in a variety of Jewish organizations in Vancouver.

Celia Margolis

Oral history interview with Celia Margolis, born in Ottawa,Canada. She primarily discusses the activities and roles she held during the Second World war in both England and Canada. She belonged to the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps for about a year than travelled as a singer in the staff band of the Royal Army Medical Corp to England. Made an officer in the British army, having previously made Corporal / Sargent-major in Canadian army. Left the army in 1947 and took the the 'Empress of Canada' in October of 1948 to Montreal but soon moved to Vancouver in 1949.

Charna Plottel

An Oral history interview with Charna Plottel who was born in Saskatoon, 1920. Charna was Secretary to the Chairman of Continuing Medical Education at UBC, Secretary to the Associate Dean of Medicine at UBC, Secretary to the Medical Director (Vice-President) at Shaughnessy Hospital.

Miro Gabriel

Oral history interview with Miro Gabriel who was born in Czechoslovakia, 1956. Miro is the proprietor of the gallery; Cafe Danube and has written 2 rock operas. He is a musician and artist.

Leila Getz

Oral history interview with Leila Getz. Leila Getz was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1940. Leila is a musician who helped develop the Vancouver Recital Society and had previously established the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival - defunct as of 2006.

Pnina Granirer

Oral history interview with Pnina Granirer. Her was born in 1935 in Romania. During WW2 she went to a Catholic school because Jews weren’t allowed to go to school. Pnina left Romania in 1950 and moved to Israel. She went to architect school but wanted to be an artist. She worked as an illustrator. She moved to Canada with her husband because of work. They originally thought they would move back to Israel, but it did not happen. Pnina is a successful painter and has taught throughout her life.

Eva Kero

Oral History interview with Eva Kero. She was born in Budapest in 1934. After the Hungarian revolution in 1956 she and her sister emigrated. Her mother moved to Israel, in 1957, where she had family living. Eva went to Sao Paulo Brazil. Both her and her mother arrived in Vancouver in 1959, her sister was already here working as a photographer. In Brazil Eva worked as a fashion designer. In Vancouver she studied art at Vancouver Community College and UBC. She got a master’s degree in Fine Art History. She talks about her family history, universities in the lower mainland, and being Jewish in Hungary and Vancouver.

Adele Vernon

Oral History interview with Adele Vernon. Born in London, England. During the war her mother told her and her siblings “don’t let anyone know we’re Jewish” and leaving the Jewish faith for years. Talks about being sponsored to come to Canada by his father's aunt, arriving at Pier 41, arriving during the Calgary stampede. Went back to school as a mature student in 1973 for performing arts. Started the Shalom Dancers in 1978/79. Took Wednesday night classes with Rabbi Victor Reinstein and returned to the Jewish faith later in life.

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