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Oral history interview with Joseph Gurwin

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.219 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0508

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Joseph Gurwin, born in 1920 in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, describes his childhood in Panevėžys, Lithuania; learning several languages in Hebrew school and playing on a soccer team after school; receiving one of seventeen visas to immigrate to the United States and live with his uncle in 1936; learning English in an American high school; entering into a government manufacturing business with his uncle; being drafted into the US Army in 1944; finding out about his parents’ deaths and his brother’s survival; his brother’s life behind the Iron Curtain in Lithuania until his 1989 immigration to Israel; participating in several community organizations after the war; and raising a family.

Interviewee
Joseph Gurwin
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2006 August 01  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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