Locations discussed: Hollis, Queens, NY

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Date: Time Period: 1970s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20569
Description: Jean Bartelt discusses her personal encounters with the crime wave that spread throughout New York City during the economic downturn of the 1970s. Her sister's car was stolen from in front of their ho ... More
Date: Time Period: after 1950
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20644
Description: Jean Bartelt looks back on how the ethnic makeup of her neighborhood has changed, beginning with two Jewish families moving in in the 1950s. In the 1960s, a real estate company provoked racial panic a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20640
Description: Jean Bartelt explains the custom of going begging for treats on Thanksgiving Day, instead of Halloween, in their Hollis neighborhood. She also describes the costumes that she, her sister, and two neig ... More
Date: Time Period: 1914 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20585
Description: Jean Bartelt remembers an incident in her childhood when she was taunted about her German background during World War II. She reflects, however, that her mother had experienced far more virulent anti- ... More
Date: Time Period: 1861 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20558
Description: In her own words, Jean Bartelt is "a Queens girl" who has lived almost her entire life in the same Hollis home her German immigrant parents bought in 1935. She has served people of the borough as both ... More
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