Oral Histories

Oral Histories

The archives holds more than sixty oral histories conducted with leaders and individuals in the Detroit Jewish community. Their stories bring the past to life, and document the beginnings of many Detroit Jewish communal organizations. Thanks to a generous grant from the family of Pauline and Albert Dubin, we will be conducting several oral history interviews on an annual basis.

While we work to add the oral history interviews to our collections database, please contact us with inquiries regarding those interviewed.

Oral Histories Interviews

  1. Erwin Simons
  2. Edythe Jackier
  3. Matilda Brandwine
  4. Melba Winer
  5. Jack Miller
  6. Marvin Goldman
  7. Mandell Berman
  8. Mike Zeltzer
  9. Samuel Frankel
  10. William Davidson
  11. Eugene Applebaum
  12. Brewster Broder
  13. Vivian Berry
  14. Alan E. Schwartz
  15. Graham Orley
  16. Emery Klein
  17. Oscar Feldman
  18. Larry Jackier
  19. David Handleman
  20. Avern Cohn
  21. Robert Naftaly
  22. Robert Benyas
  23. Herbert Kaufman
  24. Judith Cantor
  25. Stuart Hertzberg
  26. David Bittker
  27. Dulcie Rosenfeld
  28. Penny Blumenstein
  29. Jack Robinson
  30. Mark Hauser
  31. Conrad Giles
  32. Jane Sherman
  33. Joel Tauber
  34. Lynda Giles
  35. Carolyn Greenberg
  36. Michael Maddin
  37. Hugh Greenberg
  38. Joe Orley
  39. Mark Schlussel
  40. Rabbi Sherwin Wine
  41. David Page
  42. Ruth Broder
  43. Douglas Bloom
  44. Linda Klein
  45. Sharon Hart
  46. Susie Citrin
  47. Alan Nachman
  48. Robert Aronson
  49. Robert Slatkin
  50. Doreen Hermelin
  51. Ellen Labes
  52. Helen Zuckerman
  53. Irving Laker
  54. Ed Meer
  55. Sol Drachler
  56. Peter Alter
  57. Barbara Nuremberg
  58. Nancy Grosfeld
  59. Norman Pappas
  60. Edward Levy
  61. Manny Charach
  62. Michael Berke
  63. Natalie Charach
  64. Norman Katz
  65. Florine Mark
  66. Richard Krugel
  67. Sharon Alterman
  68. Morton Plotnick
  69. Nora Barron
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