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Bertha Hornstein

Oral history interview with Bertha Hornstein who was born in Montreal and moved to Vancouver in 1926. Well involved in the Jewish community such as B'nai Brith, Hadassah and the Federated Jewish Women of Vancouver. During the Second World War Bertha worked with the Red Cross as financial secretary.

Bill Morris

Oral history interview with Bill Morris who was born just outside of Moscow, Russia. The family emigrated to Canada in 1913. Bill's father was active with the Jewish Aid Society. Bill joined the Canadian army and was active during the Second World War, seeing action primarily in Italy.

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.

Dr. Bluma Tischler

Oral history interview with Dr. Bluma Tischler, who was born 1924 in Baranowicz, Poland - now Baranavichy in Belarus. Bluma and her husband Issac attended medical school at the University of Odessa, than studied in Munich, Germany. Bulma and Issac wanted to emigrate to the United States but due to their quota's being full they decided to come to Canada.

Dr. Jack Moscovich

Oral history interview with Dr. Jack Moscovich, who was born in England but grew up in Alberta. Jack's parents came from Romania where his father served as captain in the Romanian cavalry ca. 1892. Began practice in new clinic setup by Dr. Maurice Fox and Dr. Morris in 1934-35. Jack founded the VGH Outpatients' Department. Stationed in Farnham, England during the Second World War until 1943; than Vancouver unit #11 of Canadian General Hospital. Was director of VGH Outpatients Department and late in 1974 was asked by British Columbia's government to investigate welfare and medical situations. Jack's work directly led to the Medical Services Plan.

Ernest ("Smoky") Smith

Oral history interview with Ernest ("Smoky") Smith who was born in British Columbia in 1914. Ernest fought in Italy during the Second World War under the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, earning a Victoria Cross for his actions on the Po river. Noteworthy for how he received his cross.

Eva Prentice

Oral history interview with Eva Prentice who was born in Hungary in 1911. The family emigrated to Canada because of the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938 while they had been in Palestine for a chess tournament. Therefore they spent time in Zurich waiting to emigrate rather than return to Vienna. Eva's husband John owned a veneer plant in New Westminster but was converted to plywood to build Mosquito bombers after 1939. This became Canadian Forest Products, now known as CanFor

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