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Chester Diamond talks about how he decided to become a rabbi, including his decision to start to learn more about his faith after wanting to learn more about why the Jewish faith would be targeted by the Holocaust. He talks about his learning of Hebrew and applying to the college, where he had taken courses that would help to prepare him and deepen his knowledge of the Jewish faith.
Kling discusses his life beginning with growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, during the 1890s and 1900s, through his present work with local organizations concerned with the welfare of senior citizens. Important topics, episodes, and individuals mentioned include Kling's experiences at Male High School; his period of study for the rabbinate at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and eventual decision to abandon that pursuit; work with the National Jewish Welfare Board during World War I, especially at Camp Taylor near Louisville during the Spanish Influenza epidemic; his brief period of living in Chicago, Illinois, during the late 1910s; return to Louisville in 1919 and work with the Kling Stationery Company; his participation in the Socialist Party in Louisville and Kentucky during the 1930s. The interview also covers Kling's work with various Jewish, civic, and civil rights organizations in Louisville from the 1930s to the 1970s, his recollections of Charles Morris, and his views on the nature of Judaism.
Robert Paul remembers the life of I.W. Bernheim, Louisville distiller and philanthropist. The interview includes information on Bernheim's religious views, his opinions about Jewish assimilation into American society, the Reform Church of American Israelites, I.W. Bernheim's personality, business, and philanthropic interests, especially the whiskey business in Louisville and Bernheim's endowment of Bernheim Forest. Bernheim manufactured the bourbon whiskey I.W. Harpe.