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Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Vera Nissenson Lyons
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Vera Nissenson Lyons was born in 1912 and came to Minneapolis in 1924 from Privarog, Russia, with her mother and father, an Orthodox rabbi. She married Arnold Labowitz (Lyons) in 1935. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in social work and worked during the first years of her marriage. She has been a local and regional officer of Hadassah, a women's Zionist organization, and served as a resource person for Judaism and Jewish holidays for the Minneapolis public schools. She also teaches kosher cooking. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Anti-Semitism in Russia, including a graphic description of a pogrom; flight from Russia to Minneapolis; life as an immigrant child; the 1930s Depression; working her way through college; the Jewish community in Minneapolis; and Jewish cooking.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:58:11 running time
Creation Narrator: Lyons, Vera Nissenson
Interviewer: Lewin, Rhoda Greene
Made in Saint Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Jews
Made in Saint Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/11/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 131
Accession Number AV1979.142.8
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project'