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Oral Histories

Oral Histories

Capturing Our Community

A major project of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee is to preserve the Milwaukee Jewish community’s history on film. Our current collection includes individual oral histories, groups such as the Labor Zionists, family videos like “Two Sisters: Recollections of Immigration,” historical footage of Golda Meir, promotional videos, and community programs and events.

Please contact us at  archives@jewishmuseummilwaukee.org if you are interested in being interviewed. Your story is our history.

The following is an alphabetical listing of those persons who have been interviewed:

A

  • Aaron, Joseph
  • Abrahamer, Judith
  • Abrahams-Yaffe, Louise
  • Abramson, Flora
  • Adams, Steven
  • Adashek, Frankie
  • Adelman, Albert
  • Adelman, Edie
  • Adelman, Norman
  • Agulnick, Ann
  • Altman, Alfred
  • Altman, Joyce
  • Ancel, Esther
  • Appel, Elaine
  • Appel, Joyce
  • Appel, Lawrence
  • Appel, William
  • Arbit, Bruce
  • Arbit, Naomi
  • Arne, Bertha
  • Arnstein, Arlene
  • Arnstein, Art
  • Aronson, Jerry
  • Askot, Jacquelyn
  • Askot, Mel
  • Atkins, Julius
  • Atlas, Jeanette
  • Atlas, Lucille
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B

  • Backer, Romaine
  • Bader, Alfred
  • Bader, Daniel
  • Barkin, Nir
  • Barnett, Elaine Magidson
  • Barnett, Joan
  • Barnett, Phil
  • Baron, John
  • Baruch, Judy
  • Baruch, Steven
  • Becker, Irv
  • Becker, Margery
  • Becker, Mikhail
  • Becker, Muriel
  • Beckert, Barbara
  • Beder, Albert
  • Belopolsky, Ovsey
  • Benjamin, Jerry
  • Benjamin, Werner
  • Bensman, Phyllis
  • Berg, Bob and Donna
  • Berke, Elaine
  • Berke, Kenneth
  • Berkowitz, Nathan and Pearl
  • Berkson, Marc
  • Berliant, Sharie
  • Berman, Ruth
  • Bernstein, Eliot
  • Bernstein, Joseph
  • Bernstein, Kathie
  • Bernstein, Sylvia
  • Biller, Geraldine
  • Biller, Joel
  • Bilsky, Bert
  • Biterman, Tauba
  • Blanck, Natanya
  • Blumberg, Edward
  • Bockl, George
  • Bogost, Rose
  • Borenstein, Bella
  • Bornstein, Della
  • Borouchoff, Adele
  • Borsuk, Alan
  • Brezdin, Maya
  • Brickman, Jay
  • Brickman, Mark
  • Brill, Marian
  • Bromberg, Ellis
  • Brusin, David
  • Bursak, George
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C

  • Cagen, Sam
  • Chamoy, Pat
  • Charne, Irv
  • Charne, Merla
  • Cheplowitz, Yehuda
  • Chernof, Jane
  • Chernof, Stephen
  • Chernov, Ben and Miriam
  • Cherubini, Stella
  • Chortek, Doris
  • Chudnow, Avrum
  • Chudnow, Dick
  • Cohen, Bobbie
  • Cohen, Donald
  • Cohen, Jack
  • Cohen, Lorraine
  • Cohen, Neil
  • Cohen, Phillip
  • Cohen, Reha
  • Cohen, Robert
  • Cohn, Ateret
  • Cohn, Lucile
  • Colberg, Fay
  • Colburn, Jerry
  • Colton, Beverly
  • Cooper, Richard
  • Corenthal, Michael
  • Cornfield, Jerome
  • Corre', Alan
  • Corre', Nita
  • Crawford, Alan
  • Croen, Philip
  • Cummins, Dorothy
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D

  • Derzon, Suzanne
  • Deshur, Jim
  • Deshur, Penny
  • Deutsch, Suzanna
  • Dizack, Harriet
  • Dorf, Eva
  • Dorf, Harriet
  • Dorf, Jerome
  • Driss, Esther
  • Dunkleman, Yvonne
  • Dygola, Jack
  • Dygola, Renee
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E

  • Edelstein, Judy
  • Edelstein, Marvin
  • Eder, Ralph
  • Effron, Susan
  • Eglash, Hyam and Sheila
  • Eglash, Judy
  • Eglash, Rod
  • Eichenbaum, Ken
  • Eichenbaum, Steven and Maureen
  • Eiseman, Laurie
  • Eiseman, Robert
  • Eisenberg, Alan
  • Eisendrath, Ilse
  • Elias, Paul and Jennie
  • Elkon, Ed
  • Ellman, Susan
  • Erlien, Dee
  • Ettenheim, Milton
  • Ettinger, Suzy and Sally Waters
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F

  • Fabric, Claire and Diane Sobel
  • Farber, Ruth
  • Felber, Estelle and Lois Stoler
  • Fetter, Bruce
  • Fishman, Carol Kirsch
  • Fodiman, Morris and Gertrude
  • Fono, Susan
  • Forman, Rachel
  • Freschl, Stephen
  • Freund, Philip
  • Friedenfeld, Gerard
  • Friedlander, Theodore
  • Friedman, Elaine
  • Fromstein, James
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G

  • Gaines, Irving
  • Galron, Alon
  • Garber, Julius
  • Garfinkel, Belle
  • Garfinkel, Evy
  • Gellman, Jane
  • Gellman, Larry
  • Gellman, Rosalie
  • Gendelman, Doris
  • Gendelman, Max
  • Gendelman, Sheldon
  • Gilbert, Eugene
  • Giller, Herbert and Ruth
  • Ginsberg, Rakefet
  • Glassner, Nancy and Ed Levi
  • Glazer, Frank
  • Glazer, Gerald
  • Goldberg, Albert
  • Goldberg, Elizabeth
  • Goldberg, Isadore
  • Goldberg, Richard
  • Goldman, Edwin
  • Goodman, Idy
  • Goodman, Margaret
  • Gordy, Fred and Rita
  • Grande, Donald
  • Green, Betsy
  • Green, Michael
  • Greenberg, Beverly
  • Green, Victor
  • Greenebaum, Donald and Janet
  • Grinker, Loyal
  • Gronik, Herbert
  • Gurda, John
  • Guten, Judy
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H

  • Habush, Robert
  • Hack, Richard
  • Hansher, Ervin
  • Heavenrich, Herbert
  • Heavenrich, Jill
  • Heilbronner, Barbara
  • Heilbronner, Dorothy
  • Heilbronner, Frank
  • Heilbronner, Kathy
  • Heimovics Braun, Rachel
  • Hersh, Jerry
  • Herz, Thomas
  • Hindin, Allan and Jeanne
  • Hindin, Dorothy
  • Hirschbein, Teresa
  • Hirschberg, Joseph
  • Hirsh, Annette
  • Hirsh, Jody
  • Hoffman, Mildred
  • Hoffmann, Lorraine
  • Holland, Stanley
  • Holman, Nate
  • Holzman, Alvin
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J

  • Jacob, Eva
  • Jacobs, Paul
  • Jacobs, Rachael
  • Jacobson, Bonnie
  • Jacobson, Marjorie
  • Jacobson, Thomas
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K

  • Kahn, Gerald
  • Kahn, Irving
  • Kahn, Joyce
  • Kahn, Julie
  • Kahn, Ludwig
  • Kahn, Reuben
  • Kane, Rudolph
  • Kanin, Elsie
  • Kanin, Harry
  • Kaplan, Alvin and Judith
  • Kaplan, Earl and Helen
  • Kaplan, Louis and Phyllis Lensky
  • Karp, Doris
  • Katz, Jeffrey
  • Katz, Moshe
  • Kerns, Joan
  • Kerns, Pat
  • Kesselman, Fannie
  • Keyes, Audrey
  • Keyes, Jack
  • Kinkulkin, Rubin
  • Kissel, Leo
  • Klein, Morris
  • Knight, Leah
  • Kohl-Spiro, Barbara
  • Kohler, Sidney
  • Komisar, Maureen
  • Komisar, Morton and Claire
  • Koplin, Louis
  • Kozina, Anna
  • Kraines, Elly
  • Krasno, Gloria
  • Kritzik, Muriel
  • Kritzik, Stanley
  • Kurz, Kay
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L

  • Lakric, Eta
  • Lane, Ben and Belle
  • Lane, Marilyn
  • Lang, Amy
  • Lang, Ivan
  • Langer, Jack
  • Lappin, Todd
  • Larkey, Jay
  • Laufman, Audrey
  • Lauwasser, Marlene
  • Lauwasser, Marvin
  • Lederman, Larry
  • Lee, Bernice
  • Lee, Joel
  • Lee, Mordecai
  • Lemel, Lola
  • Levin, Hal
  • Levin, Lloyd
  • Levin, Sheri
  • Levin, Valentin
  • LeVine, Leonard
  • Levine, Nachman
  • Levings, Helga
  • Levkowitz Herz, Bertie
  • Levy, Gerald and Ellin
  • Lewin, Lynne
  • Lewy, Leonard
  • Libber, Tobey
  • Lichter, Janice
  • Lichter, Leo
  • Lieberman, Betty
  • Lipchik, Eve
  • Lippow, Marlis
  • Loeb, Karen
  • Loeser, Louis
  • Lowin, John
  • Lubar, Alfred
  • Lubar, Elliot
  • Lubar, Sheldon
  • Lubotsky, Rosalie
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M

  • Madnek, Ruth
  • Mallin, Sanford
  • Mandel, Robert
  • Mann, Arlene
  • Mann, Audrey
  • Mann, Jo Ann
  • Marcus, Doreen
  • Marcus, Jack
  • Marcus, Jack
  • Marcus, Leonard
  • Marcus, Linda
  • Marcus, Marlene
  • Marcus, Norman
  • Marcus, Stephen
  • Marcus, Susan
  • Marcuvitz, Alan
  • Margolis, Marvin
  • Marnett, Lee
  • Mauer, Sara
  • Mayer, Ethel
  • Mayer, Fred and Renee
  • McConnell, Roger
  • McHenry, Thomas
  • McKinney, Harriet
  • Meissner, Marilyn
  • Meissner, Paul
  • Meister, Janet
  • Melrood, Paul
  • Melton, Howard
  • Meltzer, David
  • Mendelson, Kenneth and Bailee
  • Meyer, Richard
  • Meyers, Fran
  • Miller, Beatrice
  • Miller, Joan
  • Miller, Robert
  • Minkoff, Florence
  • Miringoff, Miriam and Judi Ketten
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N

  • Nankin, Armin
  • Neubauer, Donna
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O

  • Orenstein, Lawrence and Miriam
  • Orenstein, William
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P

  • Padden, Nancy
  • Palakow, Gertrude
  • Paley, Dorene
  • Paley, Harold
  • Paley, Miriam
  • Paley, Phil
  • Peck, Bernard
  • Peckarsky, Vivian
  • Peltin, Sherwin
  • Peltz, Arleen
  • Pelz, Harry
  • Pelz, Marilyn
  • Perchonok, Barbara
  • Perchonok, Harriet
  • Perelshtein, Bella
  • Perlson, Eileen
  • Perlson, J. Lewis
  • Perlstein, Jerold
  • Picard, Walter
  • Pick, Joseph and Yvonne
  • Picus, Lenore and Ruth Berman
  • Pittelman, Frema
  • Pittleman, Maryl
  • Pivar, Milton and Jerry Lewis
  • Pohl, Carol
  • Polacheck, Donald
  • Polacheck, Isabelle
  • Polacheck, Larry
  • Porter, Jack
  • Primakow, Sheryl
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R

  • Rabenn, William
  • Rabinovich, Alla
  • Rabinovich, Ida
  • Rabinovitz, Ethel
  • Raffety, Faye
  • Rakita, Lillian
  • Rand, Arthur
  • Rapoport, Amos
  • Recht, Barbara
  • Reichman, Bernard
  • Resnick, Clarice
  • Richheimer, Werner
  • Richman, Stephen
  • Rickun, Joseph
  • Rickun, Ron
  • Rieselbach, Allen
  • Rieselbach, Pat
  • Ritz, Esther Leah
  • Rosenberg, Lucille
  • Rosenblatt, Adolph and Suzanne
  • Rosenthal, Ike
  • Rosenthal, Liliana
  • Roth, Jay
  • Rothman, Dorothy
  • Rotter, Merton and Dorothy
  • Rubin, Jean
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S

  • Safer, Jerome
  • Safer, Karen
  • Salinsky, Judith
  • Sampson, Harold
  • Samson, Allen
  • Sanderson, Elaine
  • Sanderson, Robert
  • Sandrone, Ernest
  • Sattler, Theodore and Dorothy
  • Schachter, Izidor
  • Schiff, Eleanor
  • Schlonsky, Reva Reitman
  • Schneider, Thomas
  • Schneiderman, Eva
  • Schnoll, Ed
  • Schopler, Harry and Inge
  • Schudson, Ruth
  • Schulman, Cyril
  • Schuminsky, Norman and Beverly
  • Schur, Leon
  • Schwade, Esther and Becky Pollock
  • Schwade, Leonard
  • Selig, Suzanne
  • Sernovitz, Ted
  • Sharpe, Rubin
  • Shelley, Peter
  • Shikora, Barbara
  • Shikora, Melvin
  • Shmotkin, Yisrael
  • Shneidman, Doris
  • Shteynbuk, Vladimir
  • Shulkin, Sydelle
  • Shutkin, Joseph and Glenna
  • Siegel, Bud
  • Siegel, Leonard and Marie
  • Silbar, Muriel
  • Silberman, Richard
  • Simon, Paula
  • Singer, Dorothy
  • Sinykin, Melvin
  • Slater, Martin and Charlotte
  • Slonim, Peter
  • Solochek, Becky
  • Sosman, Annalee
  • Spector, Jack
  • Spector, Jerome
  • Spector, Michael
  • Spiro, Herzl
  • Spivek, Bernice
  • Stein, Barbara
  • Stein, Jerry
  • Stein, Kenneth
  • Stein, Louise
  • Stein, Margery
  • Stein, Marty
  • Stein, Seymour
  • Steinberg, Harriet
  • Steingart, Sol
  • Steren, Jeffrey
  • Steren, Jody
  • Stillerman, Shlomo
  • Stillman, James
  • Strait, Susan
  • Strick, George
  • Styler, Sharon
  • Sulganik, Leonid
  • Sussman, Florence
  • Sweet, Norbert
  • Swerdlow, Morton
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T

  • Taffel, Muriel
  • Taffel, Nathan
  • Taglin, Max
  • Taglin, Tybie
  • Talesnik, Julia
  • Tarnoff, Michael
  • Taxman, Royal and Myra
  • Temkin, Sherwood and Libby
  • Teplin, Ervin
  • Teplinsky, Lillian
  • Tepper, Mina
  • Teweles, L. William
  • Teweles, Nicole
  • Traxler, Ruth
  • Troychanskiy, Lazar
  • Tsirlina, Yelena
  • Tuchman, Herman and Chai
  • Twerski, Leah
  • Twerski, Michel
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U

  • Urdan, Joan
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V

  • Vusiker, Lena
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W

  • Wagner, Marvin
  • Waisman, Mary
  • Wallace, Jerome
  • Waxman, Andrea
  • Waxman, Michael
  • Weigler, Jordan
  • Weigler, Patti
  • Weil, Richard
  • Weinberg, Marian
  • Weiner, Jack
  • Weingrod, Esther
  • Weingrod, Herman
  • Weinshel, Howard
  • Weinstein, Sol
  • Weinstein, Suzanne
  • Weinstock, Bluma
  • Winter, Elmer
  • Winter, Hope
  • Wolf, Jacquelyn
  • Wolfe, Rosalyn
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Z

  • Zaret, Eva
  • Zaret, Melvin
  • Zaret, Rosalyn
  • Zeiger, Selma
  • Zemel, Albert
  • Zetley, Marvin and Marilyn
  • Zetley, Sandra
  • Zieve, Charlotte
  • Zilber, Joseph
  • Zimmermann, Burton and Mavis
  • Zinger, Semen
  • Zucker, Donald and Dorothy
  • Zukrow, Edward
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