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
David Cohen, Philadelphia City Councilman, talks of his childhood in Philadelphia and his Jewish upbringing. His further discusses his education at University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the discrimantion he encountered there. Cohen continues his interview by talking about his work in the federal government and electoral politics, experience during the Holocaust and anti-semitism in the Army, and involvement in the labor and peace movements.
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.
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