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    • Unit 03-Growing Up in New Rochelle (continued)

    • Business enterprises; Business districts; Busing (School integration); Military organizations; Military camps; Athletes; Judaism; Race discrimination; Synagogues;
    • Downtown New Rochelle's Retail Stores were relatively new and created a bustling shop atmosphere. George would travel to downtown, New Rochelle from his Quaker Ridge neighborhood.
    • Unit 01-George Astrove's Family History

    • Emigration & immigration; English language; World War, 1914-1918--Veterans; Textile industry; Business & finance; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism;
    • He was born in Manhattan and lived in the Bronx, NY until he was five. His family moved to New Rochelle in 1935. He grew up in the Glenwood Lake area of New Rochelle (the Webster School neighborhood). He describes his neighborhood as "the...
    • Minnie Leaf oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Family; Education; Business districts; Business enterprises; Recreation; Shopping; Commerce; Suburban life; War; Judaism;
    • Minnie Leaf, a life-long New Rochelle resident, tells of her parents' immigration to the United States from Russia. In addition to detailing her father's success in opening and maintaining a small business on Main Street in downtown New Rochelle,...
    • Murray Mendelsohn oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Religion; Religious education; Judaism; Depressions; Education; Educational facilities; Military organizations, War, War casualties; Business enterprises; Business districts; City planning;...
    • Murray Mendelsohn, a long time resident and local business owner in New Rochelle, talks in great detail about his memories of growing up in the City of New Rochelle, his enlistment into the Armed Forces during WWII, his recollection of military...
    • George Astrove oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism; World War, 1939-1945--United States--Social aspects; Business enterprises; Business districts; Education; Educational facilities; Military camps; Kidnappings; Homicides;
    • George Astrove, the son of Russian immigrant parents and a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle, talks about growing up in what he describes as an ideal suburban community that embraces diversity of religion and race. Although he was...
    • Unit 03-Social Culture in New Rochelle/WWII Training and Deployment

    • Family; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Business enterprises; Business districts; Economic social conditions; Depressions; Segregation; Civil rights; Military organizations; Judaism; War;
    • The original Temple Israel was just a small building. In the 1930's there was only a handful of community members that either were not members. He talks abot the difficult times associated with the Great Depression in New Rochelle during the time...
    • Unit 02-Family Connections

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Cultural Relations; Religious education; Families; Language; Work ethic; Real estate business; Depressions; Automobile repair;
    • On his childhood: he remembers that the Iselin Family owned several acres of farmland along the Hudson Park/Davenport Neck area. His family lived on Alpha Place,a street very close to the Hudson Park area. His father owned a grocery store; he...
    • Harry Lott oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Families; Religious fundamentalism; Depressions; Social classes; Language; Work ethic; Education; Universities and colleges; Cultural relations;
    • Mr Harry Lott, a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle (located within Southern Westchester County in New York State), talks about the uniqueness of the experience of being raised within a 'typical' American suburb by immigrant parents who...
    • Unit 01-Family History

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Religious education; Religious fundamentalism; Orthodox churches; Military regimes; Military personnel; Social classes; Families; Cultural relations;
    • Harry Lott is a well known attorney who practices in New Rochelle. His father was born in Latvia and immigrated to the United States. While in Latvia, he served in the Russian Army. He eventually traveled to Germany, where he met his wife, and...
    • Unit 04-New Rochelle during WWII Timeframe

    • War; Suburban life; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Judaism;
    • There were many prominent Jewish families that lived in New Rochelle; many lived in the Beechwood section of New Rochelle. Other families, like hers, lived on South Side of New Rochelle close to Main Street. Temple Israel was originally located...

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