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
Joashua Eilberg discusses his childhood and family life in Philadelphia, his experiences during Great Depression and his military service during World War II. After WWII, Eilberg graduated from Temple Law and pursued a career in politics culminating in his election to the House of Represenatives in 1966. During his time as a US Representative he advocated for policy toward Nazi war criminals, was involved in the Hahneman Hospital controversy and the investigation of Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.
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.
- Joshua Eilberg Oral History, January 29, 1996
- Civic improvement, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Eilberg, Joshua
- Personal Names:
- Jaspen, H. Jerome, Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974, Clark, Joseph, Curry, Larry
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- United States Navy, Democratic Party (Pa.), Northeast Community Mental Health Center (Philadelphia, Pa.), Brith Sholom (Philadelphia, Pa.), Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.), United States Congress Senate
- Repository Collection:
- Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
- Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
- Transcript Identifier:
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