The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

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  • 024x6_bernsteinm_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Madeline Bernstein (1926-) in 2001. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Madeline Bernstein grew up in a Jewish household in which her family spoke Russian, Yiddish, and English. She attended Synagogue with her family despite not having a full time Rabbi; however, she was not confirmed and did not receive a Bat Mitzvah. She lived in a primarily German and Polish part of Louisville. After attending Indiana University with her husband she came to Louisville, had three children together, and joined the Jewish Community Center as a family. Though losing her brother, uncle, and her uncle’s children to the Second World War, she maintained good health herself. Her pastimes include playing Bridge, Maj Jong, volunteering in Louisville, and following in the footsteps of her mother to pass on her values to future generations.
  • 024x6_beskinh_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Herta Beskin (1927-) in August 2001. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Marcy Beyer (1926-) in March 2011. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Steven Block (1934-) on December 21, 2009. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Henrietta Blostein (1922-) on July 13, 2011. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Donald Bornstein (1923-2009) on October 22, 2001. The summary is accompanied by an obituary for Donald Bornstein. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Eddie Bornstein (1941-) on February 10, 2010. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_bornsteinel_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Elaine Benovitz Bornstein in 2001. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_bornsteinm_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Marsha Bornstein (1945-) in Winter 2008. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Marsha Bornstein was raised in a Jewish household in Louisville with three sisters, primarily speaking Yiddish while at home. She lived in a densely populated Jewish area and attended Hawthorne Elementary School in her youth. As a young Jewish woman she attended and was confirmed at Keneseth Israel with no Bat Mitzvah. Marsha earned her BA in Sociology from Ohio State University and upon returning to Louisville joined the Jewish Community Center. Her parents ran a liquor store, the duties of which were taken over by her mother when her father fought in the Pacific Theater in World War II. She enjoyed bowling with friends and staying up late, waiting for her father to return home from the liquor store.
  • 024x6_brillr_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Roselyn Brill (1929-) on October 10, 2001. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_brodersonm_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Miriam Broderson (1930-) on September 24, 2018. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_brodyl_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Larry Brody (1932-) on August 15, 2011. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Betty Bronner (1929-2015) on November 6, 2008. The summary is accompanied by an obituary for Betty Bronner. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Ruth Burke (1922-) on July 12, 2007. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Ruth S. Burke grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, to Austrian immigrant parents, in a household that spoke English, Yiddish, and German on occasion. She lived in a middle class town with all necessary amenities and traveled north occasionally to see extended family members. Growing up Jewish, she observed all major feasts with her family, her father being most influential as he assisted in founding a synagogue, while she had a Christian elementary education and was eventually confirmed. Her latter education consisted of attending Vanderbilt and Peabody universities, earning her degrees in both English and Education. Upon moving to Louisville for her husband’s employment as a government engineer she joined the Jewish Community Center. She grew up with a special personal connection with Mezuzahs. Her father returned to Europe in 1934 in an attempt to convince other family members to leave, but nobody returned. Ruth’s family was generally unaffected by Middle Eastern conflicts in later years. She enjoys reading, art, music, and passing on her Jewish customs and values to her children and grandchildren.
  • 024x6_cohene_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Edwin Cohen (1921-) in August 2011. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_coheng_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Gordon Cohen (1928-) on July 15, 2011. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_cumblerj_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Judith Cumbler on August 6, 2007. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_davide_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Esther David (1931-) on July 27, 2007. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_davisa_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Arthur Davis on June 21, 2012. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_davisf_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Faye Davis (1917-) on July 17, 2001. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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