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0:00 - Introduction 0:37 - Irv Discusses His Family Background and Early Life in New York

Keywords: 1920s; 1930s; adolescence; America; Brighton Beach; childhood; dyslexia; education; family background; family history; father; Great Depression; immigration; Jewish identity; Jewishness; labor unions; mother; name changes; names; New York City; Polish immigrants; Russian immigrants; school; schul; settlement houses; shul; sister; socialism; socialist; synagogue; teenage years; the Bronx; U.S.; United States; US; Yiddish language; Yiddish speakers

11:10 - Irv Recalls Enlisting in the Army and Experiencing Anti-Semitism

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln High School; anti-Semitic attitudes; anti-Semitism in the military; antisemitic attitudes; antisemitism in the military; Brighton Beach, New York; City College; displaced people; displaced persons camps; education; father; France; French anti-Semitism; French antisemitism; German language; German refugees; high school; Holocaust; Jewish identity; Jews in the Army; Jews in the military; Judaism; mother; parents; teenage years; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Army; Yiddish language

19:47 - Irv Recounts an Incident that Changed How He Related to Judaism

Keywords: anti-Semitism; antisemitism; bar mitzvah; bar-mitsve; Holocaust; Jewish identity; Judaism; Kaddish; kadesh; labor camps; minyan; minyen; prayer; praying; religion; religious observance; religious practice; Rennes, France; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes

25:30 - Irv Describes His Career and Fighting Injustice in the Workplace

Keywords: 1970s; 1980s; America; anti-Black discrimination; anti-Semitic behavior; anti-Semitic jokes; anti-Semitic stereotypes; anti-Semitism; antisemitic jokes; antisemitic stereotypes; antisemitism; careers; employment; father; immigrants; immigration; industrial psychology; Jewish identity; jobs; Judaism; mother; New York Association for New Americans; NYANA; phlebitis; racism; salesman; salesperson; social justice; Soviet Union; sweatshops; U.S.; United States; US; USSR; workplace discrimination

39:29 - Irv Explains His Talents for Problem-Solving and Adapting to Circumstances

Keywords: accounting; Alabama; America; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Baruch College, New York; Baruch School of Business; childhood; City College; college; education; Jews in the army; jobs; mother; school; U.S. Army; United States; US Army; Zicklin School of Business

50:59 - Irv Reflects on the Realities of the Post-War World

Keywords: Armed Forces Radio; Holocaust; Jewish soldiers; Jews in the army; jobs; Milton J. Shapp; Nazis; opera; radio stations; Vienna, Austria; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

59:09 - Irv Recalls His Job as a Radio Show Host After the War

Keywords: Jewish identity; Jewish names; Jewish performers; Jewish war veterans; Judaism; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; radio performer; radio programs; radio shows; Tel Aviv, Israel; weapons

67:36 - Irv Describes a Time When His Inventiveness Got Him in Trouble

Keywords: adolescence; clothes manufacturing; clothing factory; comic books; family; Jewish identity; Jewishness; Judaism; teenage years; uncle

73:08 - Irv Recounts Meeting His Future Wife in High School 79:10 - The Suspicion People Had Towards Irv's Political Activism After the War

Keywords: American Veterans Committee; anti-communism; Brighton Beach, New York; family; father; lansmanshaft (association of immigrants originally from the same region); Lukower Independent Young Men's Association; marriage; McCarthyism; parents; political activism; war veterans; Yiddish language

82:45 - Irv's Advice to Future Generations

Keywords: advice; English language; future generations; Hebrew language; Jewish identity; Jewish names; Jewishness; Judaism