Growing up in a multicultural household and experiencing culture shock and bullying

A 15 year old and 13 year old talk about what it’s like going from being the majority to being the minority. They explain what it was like to grow up with multiple cultures and being different from everyone around...

Us during Stonewall and after…

The photo featured here is from 1992, our first year together. When Stonewall happened, neither of us knew. We became a couple in Chicago 23 years later. The chorus of CeCe Peniston’s “Finally,” a tune that was popular during our...

From the Soviet Union to America – a story of hard work and a good amount of luck

In this interview, I discuss with my father his immigration experience from the Soviet Union to the United States. As a jew living in the Soviet Union, he saw limited opportunities and knew he needed to get out. He describes...

Jeske

I interviewed my mom, Iva Jeske. The interview was about our Jewish ancestors, and other family traditions.

Escaping from the Nazis

“My grandmother didn’t want to leave, and my mother, very bravely at age 24 went back to Prague and got her mother and her younger sister Mimi out of Prague with great difficulty… on the last train before Hitler marched...

Sidney Fiarman

We talked about my father’s experience as the child of Jewish immigrants who escaped World War II. He described growing up in an all-immigrant neighborhood in the Bronx in the 1930s.

Dylan Caine (16) Asks His Mother, Shelly Pesick-Caine (56), About Her Detroit Youth, Jewish Ancestry, and Worldview

In this interview, conducted on Thanksgiving, 2015 in a suburb of Cleveland, Dylan Caine (16) asks his mother, Shelly Pesick-Caine (56), about her quintessentially American upbringing in the suburbs of Detroit. Born into a caring and hardworking family of six,...

The great thanksgiving listen

In this, I interviewed my grandma Darlene Liss. We discussed her childhood and important things in her life.

Interview About My Jewish Heritage

Through an interview with my Grandpa, I learn about where my family came from. My grandpa talks about moving from Hoboken, NJ to a chicken farm in Central New Jersey and how he was a first generation college student.

Honors College interview of Rabbi Victor

Rabbi Victor discusses the intersection and intertwining of gay and Jewish identities in his life.

A Conversion with an Iranian- American LGBTQ Couple: Danny and Ardalan

An insight into the life of an Iranian-American LGBTQ couple. Life in Germany versus the US as Iranian LGBTQ’s. Danny and Ardalan’s historical family business and their work running one of the first Iranian LGBTQ nonprofit organizations.

The Life of Tobias Acosta

He is an Argentinean and talks about how he lived in Argentina . He mentions how he wanted to be an actor since he was told he had a special talent for that. But lastly talks about his religion ;...

Anti-semitism

My father grew up in an area outside of St. Louis without many Jews so at times it was difficult and he often encountered many acts of anti-semitism. Looking back on his experiences, he recalls the key ideals that made...

Klatzker Questions

We talked about growing up and learning values and finding joy even when things can be challenging.

Aunt Donna interview

My great Aunt Donna is blind. She is a strong women. When she was 11 she was diognosed with disbities. After that, she became blind. That through find bumps in her road, but she had my great uncle Rob and...

Being an American Jew during the Holocaust

My grandfather was an American Jew in the time of the Holocaust.