Recalling the 1994 Northridge Earthquake With Two Survivors

Recorded January 2, 2020 Archived January 2, 2020 22:12 minutes
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On November 25th, 2019, Ben Bastean (14) sat down with Helen (80) and Gerald (86) Goldberg, in Los Altos Hills, California. In the interview, the married couple share their experiences from the Northridge Earthquake which happened in Northridge, California on January 17th, 1994, with their grandson. The epicenter, as they recall, was 3 miles from their house in Los Angeles. Both interviewees go in depth, talking about what happened on that day and sharing what they remember seeing and feeling. The couple also recall their struggle in the following days, the conditions of their house, and the troubles the earthquake caused for them and for others. Near the end of the interview, Helen and Gerry Goldberg share their own life advice, based on their experience with the event. A quick notice: in the interview, it’s mentioned that the date is November 24th. This is incorrect, the interview was on November 25th, 2019.


  • Gerald Goldberg
  • Helen Goldberg

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