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Jewish Life in Louisville: Oral Histories

Oral Histories

Oral History Collection, Louisville's Ethnic Communities - The Jewish Community in Louisville (1977-1979, 1990-1992)
97 interviews, 1920 minutes of tape
Interviews conducted during two time periods (1977-1979 and 1990-1992) dealing with the Jewish community's experiences, both prior to immigration to the United States and after settling in the Louisville area. Topics range from life in the "old country" to the variety of businesses and institutions which were created by the community in Louisville, including the Young Men's Hebrew Association, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation, various newspapers, synagogues, and civic groups. Also covered are topics ranging from how to keep a Jewish home to relationships with other groups.