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Oral history interview with Jack Bernstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 2019.125.27 | RG Number: RG-90.057.0027

Jack Bernstein recounts his childhood in Brooklyn, Iowa; his family’s move to a Jewish neighborhood in Sioux City; being active in many Jewish organizations and the importance of these Jewish organizations for him and later for some of his children; attending a Hebrew School; his Hebrew teachers; his 1958 trip to Israel; joining his father's scrap and steel business after college; his wife Gail; keeping a Jewish home; the importance of Israel to him; the photographs he has of his grandparents’ wedding; not having many heirlooms from his family, but his wife Gail has silver candlesticks from Poland that were her grandmother's; his family spending summers at Lake Okoboji and visiting national parks; and his Uncle Harry who died in WWII while serving in the military.

Interviewee
Jack Bernstein
Interviewer
I. Harlow
Date
interview:  1991 July 11
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Iowa Jewish Historical Society
 
Record last modified: 2020-10-07 13:38:16
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