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Moe Cohen

Oral history interview with Moe Cohen who was born in 1896 in Montreal.

Paul Heller

Oral history interview with Paul Heller who was born in Poland in 1911. His father side comes from Poland whereas his mother's family originates from Lithuania. Paul discusses his involvement in Poland's forestry and later estate management, the rise of Hitler, Poland being attacked in 1939 and the lengths involved to escape Poland, retrieve his mother and emigrate to Canada. Paul married Edwina in 1936.

Edwina Heller

Oral history interview with Edwina Heller who was born in 1914 in Warsaw. She taught music for a number of years at the University of British Columbia.

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.

Norman Epstein

Number: CA JMABC A.1971.001-20.18-47
Name: Norman Epstein
Interviewer: Penny Goldsmith
Date: November 21st, 2018
Place: Vancouver, BC
Project: The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia Oral History Project

00:00: The interviewer, Penny Goldsmith, introduces herself and Norman Epstein, who is being interviewed on behalf of the Vancouver Jewish Folk Choir and the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC. Epstein describes his parents’ immigration to Canada, his childhood and his parents’ business.
6:14: Epstein describes his education and adult life. He eventually moved to Vancouver and received a position at the University of British Columbia.
8:09: Epstein recounts the religious education he had as a child in Montreal.
10:02: Epstein’s love of singing led him to eventually join the Vancouver Jewish Folk Choir. He mentions the conductor when he was first there was Cyril Freedman.
13:15: Goldsmith asks Epstein what he thinks is important about the choir. He responds that the choir is probably more important to the members than to the larger community.
13:56: Epstein recalls some ways he thinks the choir could evolve.
15:02: Epstein notes some of his favourite songs that he liked to sing when he was in the choir. He still has much of the music that they used in the choir.
17:41: End of interview.

Irving Max Nitkin

Oral history interview with Irving Max Nitkin who was born in Montreal in 1937. His father came to Canada in 1909 and his mother came in 1922 and they met in Montreal. He studied and has a degree in engineering. Irving joined Beth Israel's Men's Club after moving to Vancouver and served on every board and committee position except Treasurer. Now they are part of Har El, a much smaller and younger congregation. "Mr. Nitkin view on density is that he is all for it but his problem is with the fact that Vancouver is being superimposed onto a grid that was never laid out with density in mind. Irving states that the roads are too narrow, creating 'narrow canyons' between the buildings."

Leon Broitman

Oral History interview with Leon Broitman. Leon was born in 1922 in the USSR. He talks about the Ukrainian Holocaust and living in the USSR under Stalin. He started studying to become a teacher but was drafted and subsequently wounded during WW2 and never completed his education. After the war he came to Canada and became a cutter (Tailor) in Montreal. He then moved to Ottawa and opened a store. He also started an investment company that was still in business at the time of the interview (2013). He closed is store in Ottawa and moved to BC. He had 4 children with his wife and talks about them and their careers. Much of the interview is about Soviet Union history and talking about WW2 and the Germans.

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