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Creator:Fogelson, Miriam.
Title: Jewish Renaissance Project oral histories
Dates:2000-2002
Call Number:M104
Location:64/4
Volume:.15 cubic ft. (1 box)
Scope and Content Abstract:The Jewish Renaissance Project oral histories collection consists of video-taped oral histories created by Northeastern University student Miriam Fogelson. She interviewed Jewish army veterans Maurice A. Amdur and George Kaiser. They discussed their experiences in the Army in World War II and the impact of the war on their lives.
Historical Abstract:The Jewish Renaissance Project (JRP) began in 2000 as an optional project for Northeastern University students minoring in Jewish Studies. The JRP requires students to undertake a service-learning module, such as working with the elderly to record their life histories or with the Anti-Defamation League, in association with a four-credit course of the student's choice. Miriam Fogelson was a Northeastern student who interviewed George Kaiser and Maurice Amdur as part of a Jewish Renaissance Project in 2000. George Kaiser (b. 1922) enlisted in the Army in May 1940 when he was 17. He served in multiple units during World War II, spending the most time in the 20th Armored Division of the 8th Infantry. Maurice A. Amdur (b. 1924) was drafted into the United States Army in 1942. He served for three years, mostly in the 95th Infantry. His unit was sent to Normandy in June 1944 and fought in France, Germany, and Belgium.
Arrangement:This collection is arranged alphabetically.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Amdur, Maurice A.
  • Keiser, George

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Students
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Jewish Studies Program

  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans

Restrictions:This collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Jessica M. Parr, 2004 December