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Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Esther Schanfield Rosenbloom
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Esther Schanfield's family came to Minneapolis in the early 1900s, prospered and became community leaders. She studied music at the University of Minnesota and the Julliard School of Music in Boston. She married Eli Rosenbloom in 1924, and they had two sons and one daughter. She was involved in the Jewish community's cultural affairs in the 1940s and is an active Zionist whose daughter lives in Israel. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; arts in the Jewish community in the 1940s; and her honeymoon tour of the United States and Europe. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: In much of the interview Rosenbloom speaks of herself in the third person. She would not discuss her childhood, anti-Semitism or the Depression. Her brother Maurice Schanfield was also interviewed for this oral history project.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
4 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:21:23 running time
Creation Narrator: Rosenbloom, Esther Schanfield
Interviewer: Lewin, Rhoda Greene
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Jews -- Minnesota -- Biography.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/26/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 131
Accession Number AV1979.142.11
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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