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Aaron Gorman at home


Aaron Gorman




Aaron Gorman grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens. He participated in an interview at his home in Fresh Meadows for the Queens Memory Project on December 17, 2010 when this photo was taken. In this interview, Mr. Gorman shares fond memories of playing baseball on a sandlot team with Phil Rizzuto who went on to play with the Yankees (1941-1956) and was later elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During World War II, Mr. Gorman worked (unknowingly) on the Manhattan Project and only found out after the bombings in Japan that he had helped to end the war just in time to prevent his younger brother from a tour of duty in the Pacific. After meeting his Brooklyn-born wife at a resort in the Catskills, the two married and moved to Flushing. In the 1960's Mr. and Mrs. Gorman moved to the house in Fresh Meadows where this photo was taken. Mr. Gorman relates how the neighborhood has fewer Jewish residents than it did when they first arrived and speaks about his family's interactions with local temples and the social activities they provide.


Jewel Avenue and 166th Street, Queens, NY


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