About this Collection

The Feinstein Center's oral history project consists of 48 interviews which were conducted by staff and volunteers between 1996 and 1999. They sought to capture and record the experiences of Jews who played a significant role in business, political, cultural, educational, philanthropic, and other aspects of the community.

About this Interview

Margo Bloom, Director of National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, discusses her grandparents, parents, and religious family life. She talks of how her parents' careers influenced her own; her father being a museum director and her mother a Jewish educator. She then talks of how her upbringing influenced her studies of the Holocaust, gender discrimination, and her marriage and family life. Bloom then discusses her colleagues in the museum field and her vision for the museum in Philadelphia and the involvement of Judaism in the community.

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Biographical / Historical Note

"Preserving the Voices of History: The Feinstein Center Jewish Philadelphia Oral History Project" gathered an oral history collection containing the memory of Jews who were central to the growth and development of the Philadelphia Jewish community. The project focused on interviewing Jews who contributed to the integration of Jews in the larger Philadelphia community and on women and how they have integrated being a woman and being Jewish in the twentieth century.

Record Details

Title:
Margo Bloom Oral History, March 06, 1998
Subject:
Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Bloom, Margo
Date:
1998-03-06
Language:
English
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Organization / Building:
National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository Collection:
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
Type:
Oral Histories
Contact:
Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
Transcript Identifier:
TOHFCJZ2016020009

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Transcript Note

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About This Collection

Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories

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The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History promotes the study of the of the Philadelphia Jewish community.
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