Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Rabbi David Aronson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Rabbi David Aronson's father was from White Russia, and his mother was from Latvia. Aronson was born in White Russia and came to the United States with his family at age eleven. The family lived on New York's East Side. Aronson went to day school for one year, then high school, college and seminary. He became a rabbi at Beth El Synagogue in Minneapolis in September of 1924. At the time of the interview he was professor of rabbinics in the graduate school of the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The 1924 replacement of crosses by Stars of David on markers along Victory Memorial Drive for Jewish soldiers killed in World War I; family history; Jews living on Minneapolis's North Side; first impressions of Minneapolis; the status of Jews in the community; and Jewish organizations including Beth El, Talmud Torah, and Menorah and Hillel at the University of Minnesota. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: MHS received the interview material in 1972 from Mrs. Nathan Berman of the Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service.
Quantity 4 hours sound cassette
42 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 03:26:36 running time
Creation Interviewee: Aronson, Rabbi David
Interviewer: Gordon, Guida
Subjects Jews -- Minnesota -- Biography.
Dates Creation: 1967
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 131
Accession Number AV2011.25.1
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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