Interview With My Mom – Climbing Hills in Russia

My mom used to live in Russia, and she and her family would visit a small town during the summer. She and her cousins would get up to crazy things, which she tells me about here.

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This is an interview about someone who was born in Russia and moved to the US at a crucial age

Interview with Raul Garai

In this interview we talk about what has happend in Raul's life and what has made him the person he is. Being a parent and a husband also comes up in his life story, and he learns lessons he would...

Joking Around With Papa Jack.

Papa Jack talks about his family from Russia who immigrated to America 1920.

My Mom’s journey from Russia to LA

Imagine flying over 6,000 miles, to the other side of the globe and settling in a place you know very little about. This might sound scary to a lot of people. Some people don’t like traveling with little kids because...

Interview with max stingle

This was an interview with max stingle. He is from Russia

My Mom Remembers Her Parents

In this interview, my mom reflects on her life. She also reminisces on her father.

Interview with Almita Vamos

I interviewed my grandmother Almita Vamos about her mother’s (my great grandmother) escape from Czarist Russia. A fascinating story about the inspirational and driven Rose Hyman.

Through War and Peace- Primary Source Of Hungary’s most turbulent years

“It is a lovely thing to live with courage and to die leaving behind an everlasting renown.”- Alexander the Great. This is precisely what every Hungarian man, woman, and child thought at 4:00 on October 23, 1956 when the Soviets...

Maddey O’Connell and Alex Burton talk about his Adoption journey.

In this interview, conducted in November 2016 in Elgin, IL, Maddey O’Connell (16) interviewed her friend, Alex Burton (18) about his adoption journey from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Russia. Alex shares his family story behind his adoption and his connection to his grandfather...

Veronica Fischmann and Yakov Pechersky Reflect on the COVID-19 Pandemic, Among Other Things.

Veronica Fischmann (32) and Yakov Pechersky (28) talk about treasured childhood memories, the ways in which their lives shaped their reactions to the global pandemic (especially Yakov, whose family is from Russia), the ways the pandemic may shape their lives...

Rebecca Skolnick

Rebecca and I discussing her ethnicity, her career & her goals in life

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Charlotte Kellar and Ann Reinhard

Charlotte Kellar (92) talks to her friend, Ann Reinhard (48) about growing up in the Bronx, and getting interested in acting and writing later in her life. Charlotte and Ann also talk about how they met through DOROT’s Friendly Visiting...