Oral Histories

In August 1998, members of the New American community were invited to participate in recording information about their lives and experiences in the former Soviet Union and in Tucson. The call was published in The Newsletter of New Americans Club, in both English and Russian. Carol Zuckert, a member of the New Southwest Jewish Archives Committee, agreed to coordinate and undertake the interviews, available in the list to the right.

Supporting Resources

Background of Oral Histories on Jews from the Former Soviet Union

An interview with Fred Klein, former Director of Refugee Services at the Jewish Family and Children's Services and Director of Refugee Service Project, Episcopal Community Services in Arizona

Guidelines for Interviewers

The August 1998 article in The Newsletter of New Americans Club calling for participants in the oral history project. [PDF]

Read Faina Sare's handwritten statement [PDF]

A Contemporary Family History

The Wernick Family Record of Remembrance: From Shtetl to Tucson

The Oral Histories exhibit is dedicated to the memory of our friend, Israel Rubin.

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