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Kentucky Refugee Ministries Refugee Elder interviews. Translated into English during the interview.
Refugee interview series (Iran)
Refugee interview series (Bosnia)
Lebanese immigration to Louisville, Kentucky.
Refugee interview series (Uzbekistan)
Refugee interview series (Russia)
Trudy Briner discusses her life in Austria during the 1920s and 1930s until her departure after Kristallnacht, November 1938. There are numerous descriptions of family life, Vienna society after World War I, and a self-portrait. Information relating to the change in political climate from 1933 to 1938 with the rise of Hitler in Germany and its impact on her and her family is detailed. Subsequently, she discusses her circuitous route to America and ultimately to Louisville. Early occupations in Louisvlle and first impressions of America and Louisville are noted. Finally she mentions her feelings upon returning to Vienna for the first time since 1938. Partial transcript available.
Refugee interview series (Moldova)
Refugee interview series (Romania)
James H. Caufield, spouse of Ruth Caufield, was twenty-seven years old at the time of the 1937 flood. He lived with his wife and five-year-old child in an upstairs apartment at Sixth and Main in the west end of New Albany, Indiana. Mr. Caufield was the Assistant Manager at the Steiden's grocery store at the corner of Pearl and Market streets in downtown New Albany. The first floor of the Caufield's apartment building was flooded and they had to evacuate their home. They moved in with a family living in the east end of New Albany. Mr. Caufield talks about what it was like during the flood. He discusses the volunteer work that he did in the early stages and during the flood. He tells about events that happened during the flood and how the people in New Albany reacted during the flood. Index available.