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...

Joshua’s Interview

Joshua Furman (age 9) interviews his paternal grandmother (age 69) about her immigration to the United States from Russia. Key points discussed include why she left Russia and the move to the states.

Learning about Natasha

As a class project I had the pleasure of interviewing Natasha and I learned about her and her life that I would have never know unless I was close with Natasha which I wasn’t but I know much more now.

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Toby Chu and Bettina Brownstein

Toby and Bettina talk about their trip to China together to see Toby’s family, and then Bettina talks about her travels around the world as a young child.

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...

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...

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...

Interview with Mom

Interview with mom for history project.

David Siefkin: European Diplomat

My mom’s uncle speaks on his experience in Europe and his viewpoint about politics.

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...

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Andy Cullen and Nick Shipley

One Small Step partners Nick Shipley (40) and Andy Cullen (57) learn about their shared acquaintances, talk about their faith, and discuss politics and policy.