Donald Hirschhorn interviewed by Natalie Milbrodt

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Date: Time Period: 1945 - 1946
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20525
Description: Donald Hirschhorn recalls his military service at the very end and just following World War II. He served briefly in the New York State Guard, training at Camp Smith in Peekskill, N.Y., and then enlis ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939
Subject: Exhibitions
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20595
Description: Donald Hirschhorn recalls his excitement at attending the 1939 World's Fair as a child. The Fair, held in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, featured exhibits of many futuristic technologies. He describes ... More
Date: Time Period: 1936 - 1954
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20504
Description: Donald Hirschhorn discusses his father's death when he was only 12 and the effect it had on his family. He briefly lived in Florida with his wealthy uncle, the businessman and art collector Joseph Hir ... More
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20537
Description: Donald Hirschhorn discusses his memories of the Queens Jewish Center in Queens Village when he was growing up in the 1930s and 1940s. The synagogue had a large congregation and many social activities, ... More
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20649
Description: Donald Hirschhorn lived on a friendly, mixed-immigrant block in Queens Village for over 25 years. After his father died when he was twelve and his sister Toby four, the family was helped by the local ... More
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 1945
Subject: Ethnic relations
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20499
Description: Donald Hirschhorn reflects on the ethnic diversity of the neighborhood where he grew up in Queens Village in the 1930s and 1940s. Chinese, Japanese, German, and Jewish families all got along despite g ... More
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20535
Description: Donald Hirschhorn describes going to the movies every Saturday as a child, often at the Community Theater in Queens Village. He and his friends sat in the children's section and enjoyed a double featu ... More
Date: Time Period: 1927 - 1945
Subject: Grocers
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20573
Description: Donald Hirschhorn remembers the fruit and vegetable store his father, Irving Hirschhorn, owned when he was a child. He learned early on to love eating vegetables. After his father's death, the store b ... More
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