Norman Nathan, Interviews with Jews in Utah, Accn 998

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Title Norman Nathan, Interviews with Jews in Utah, Accn 998
Alternative Title Accn 998, Interviews with Jews in Utah, Norman Nathan
Creator Nathan, Norman, 1897-1985
Contributor Kelen, Leslie G., 1949-; Oral History Institute
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1983-02-17
Date Digital 2015-07-06
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Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Jews, American--Utah--Interviews; Nathan, Norman, 1897-1985--Interviews; Kosher food; Antisemitism--United States; Zionism--United States--History; Jews--Social life and customs; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
Description Transcript (89 pages) of interview by Leslie Kelen with Normon Nathan on February 17, 1983 for the Interviews with Jews in Utah Oral History Project.
Abstract Nathan (b. 1897) talks about his parents, his childhood, and going to school. He also discusses the relations between Mormons and Jews in Utah, growing up kosher, his Jewish identity, and the division between two local congregations. He remembers his father's business in hides and furs, talks of peddling junk and selling ore, recalls working in the mercantile and mining businesses, and explores the question "why be Jewish." Other topics covered include anti-Semitism, working for the Bamburgers, starting the local Zionist Organization in 1926, Shaary Tzedick, Rabbi Crickstein, and Kaplan, the kosher butcher. He also talks about being a member of the Elks' Drill Team and working for a Japanese camp in Idaho during World War II. 89 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 89 pages
Language eng
Is Part of Interviews with Jews in Utah collection, 1982-1988,
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
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Topic Jews, American; Jews--Social life and customs; Antisemitism; Kosher food; Zionism; Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945); World War (1939-1945)
Setname uum_iju
Date Created 2015-08-13
Date Modified 2015-08-13
ID 903907
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