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8 Archival description results for World War II

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David Simons

Oral history interview with David Simons who was born in England in 1900 and whose parents had emigrated from Poland to England in 1895.

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.

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.

Faye Davis

Oral history interview with Faye Davis who was born in 1935 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Faye worked as a court reporter / typist during the trail of Adolf Eichmann in Israel.

Franka Gaerber

Oral history interview with Fanka Gaerber who was born 1913 in Stanislav, Galicia. She recounts her experiences of being Jewish in Eastern Europe during the 30's, 40's, escaping the holocaust and the endless terror of years of war.

Interview with Philip Waterman

  • CA JMABC A.1998.010, A.2008.007, A.1968.001, A.1971.002, A.2007.017, A.2007.009, A.2011.007, A.2010.055-O9.19.76-12
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  • August 13, 1976
  • Part of Cyril E. Leonoff fonds

An Interview with Philip Waterman who was born in Saskatchewan, 1918. Interview consists entirely of Mr. Waterman's experience in the Royal Canadian Air Force - joined 1940 - during the Second World War; including earning the American Air Medal and being sent to a Prisoner of War camp in Poland.

Manfred Carsh

Oral history interview with Manfred Carsh who was born in 1922 in Europe. Interview covers the business and family lives prior to and during the outbreak of WW2; details of Kristallnacht; effects on the family, forced out of their home, forced to sell the business for pennies on the dollar to Germans, as did other Jewish businesses.

Margaret Libbert

Oral history interview with Margaret Libbert who was born in the former Moravian capital of Brno in 1928, than part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Margaret discusses the challenges her family faced having to uproot themselves and relocate to England when Germany invaded Austria in 1938. The family landed in Montreal initially but travelled by train and arrived in Vancouver by 1940. Margaret studied International Relations and Russia at UBC, she was on the Students Council and first woman elected President of Literary and Scientific executive at UBC. She than worked for the government of Canada.