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0:00 - Introduction 0:17 - Paul Describes His Family's Life as New Immigrants to the US

Keywords: Adyesa; Americanization; Austro-Hungarian Jewry; Austro-Hungarian Jews; Bronx; citizenship; English language; housewife; immigration; L'viv, Ukraine; L'vov, Russia; Lemberg, Austrian Empire; Lemberg, Germany; Lemberik; Lowenberg, Germany; Lower East Side, New York City; Lwów, Poland; migration; milliner; multilingualism; naturalization; occupations; Odesa; Odessa, Ukraine; orphan; parental death; Polish Jewry; Polish Jews; professions; Russia; Russian Jewry; Russian Jews; Russian language; Ukrainian Jewry; Ukrainian Jews; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker

2:58 - Paul's Childhood Growing Up in the Bronx 4:58 - How Being a Yesoyme (Orphan) Impacted Paul's Bar Mitzvah

Keywords: bar mitzvah; bar-mitsve; Bronx, New York City; childhood; choir; Fordham Talmud Torah; Hebrew language; Jewish education; orphan; parental death; religious education; religious Jews; schul; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; shul; singer; synagogue; yesoyme; Yiddish language

7:52 - Paul's Memories of His Mother's Kosher Practices and Cooking

Keywords: adolescence; Chelsea High School; dumplings; engineer; Glatt kosher; hamantaschen; homentashn; Jewish holidays; Jewish ritual; kashres; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; knaidelach; knaidlach; kneydlekh; kosher; Manhattan, New York City; mechanic; Orthodox Jews; Orthodox Judaism; Purim; sailor; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; soldier; teenage years; United States Armed Forces; United States Navy; veteran; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

10:17 - Paul's Memories of Helping His Father Study for His Citizenship Test

Keywords: American history; Americanization; childhood; citizenship test; English language; multilingualism; naturalization; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker

11:42 - The Importance of Religion in Paul's Family

Keywords: "Forverts"; "Morgn freiheit"; "Morgn-frayhayt"; "The Jewish Daily Forward"; "The Morgen Freiheit"; "The Yiddish Daily Forward"; 1940s; anniversary of death; bar mitzvah; bar-mitsve; child-rearing; communism; communist Jews; Conservadox; Conservative Jews; Conservative Judaism; daven; davening; davn; doven; egalitarianism; engineer; English language; jahrzeit; Jewish newspapers; Jewish prayer; Jewish ritual; Labor movement; Long Island, New York; mincha; minchah; minha; minhah; minkhe; Mourner's kaddish; Orthodox Jews; Orthodox Judaism; parent; parenting; raising children; Reform Jews; Reform Judaism; schul; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; shul; tefillin; Temple Hillel; tephillin; tfillin; tfiln; United States Armed Forces; United States Navy; yahrzeit; Yiddish language; Yiddish newspapers; Yiddish speaker; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt; yortsayt

15:40 - Paul Describes His Education in New York Public Schools

Keywords: American education system; Bronx Elementary School 92; Bronx, New York City; Chelsea High School; engineer; mechanic; Niles Junior High School; P.S. 118; P.S. 92; public school; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

17:18 - How Paul's Enlistment in the Navy was Bashert (Meant to Be)

Keywords: Adolf Hitler; amphibious warfare; Army Service Forces; atomic bomb; college; Construction Battalion; engineer; GI Bill; Japan; mechanic; military recruitment; Naval Construction Force; Navy Seabees; Nazi Germany; NCF; New York State Guard; officer training; Second Service Command; United States Armed Forces; United States Army; United States Marine Corps; United States National Guard; United States Naval Construction Battalions; United States Navy; university; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

20:20 - Paul's Recruitment into Clandestine Operations on the Hatikvah

Keywords: "The Jewish Secret Fleet"; American Veterans of Israel; AVI; Baltimore, Maryland; college; Cyprus; Exodus; GI Bill; Hatikva; marine engineer; Palestine; parental death; Seneca Lake, New York; smuggling; SS President Warfield; Trade Winds; United States Naval Training Station Sampson; United States Navy; university; USCGC Gresham (WPG 85); USNTS Sampson; USRC Walter Q. Gresham; USS Gresham; USS President Warfield (IX-169)

23:59 - The Utility of Yiddish in Smuggling Jewish Refugees to Palestine

Keywords: "Waves of Freedom"; 1940s; Azores; clandestine operations; Cyprus; detention camp; displaced persons; Exodus; Exodus 1947; Haifa, State of Israel; Hatikva; immigration; Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; marine engineer; migration; National Maritime Museum; Palestine; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; prison camp; prison ship; smuggling; SS Exodus; SS President Warfield; Trade Winds; travel; USCGC Gresham (WPG 85); USRC Walter Q. Gresham; USS Gresham; USS President Warfield (IX-169); Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker

30:57 - Joining the Israeli Navy and Fighting in the War of Independence

Keywords: 1940s; 1947-1949 Palestine War; al-Nakba; Atlit, State of Israel; Caesarea, State of Israel; Canary Islands; immigration; Israeli independence; Israeli Navy; Israeli War of Independence; Keisarya; Keysariya; marine engineer; Marseilles, France; migration; Navy SEAL; Qaysaria; Qesarya; SS Director; travel

32:36 - Paul's Contact with Nazi Hunters and His Decision to Study Physical Education

Keywords: bachelor's degree; college; GI Bill; marine engineer; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MIT; Nazi hunter; Nazi hunting; New York University; NYU; Olympic Games; Olympics; physical education; undergraduate education; university

33:58 - Paul's Professional and Personal Life after the Military

Keywords: Brooklyn, New York City; children's camp; dating; Hadassah; Jewish camp; Jewish identity; marriage; New York University; nonreligious Jews; NYU; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; pianist; relationships; summer camp; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

35:32 - The Importance of Judaism and Yiddish in Paul's Role as a Parent

Keywords: child-rearing; Conservative Jews; Conservative Judaism; father; Long Island, New York; Merrick Jewish Center; Merrick, New York; parent; parenting; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; raising children; Reform Jews; Reform Judaism; schul; seder; shul; synagogue; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

36:53 - Paul's Experiences While Imprisoned in a British Detention Camp in Cyprus

Keywords: British military; Cyprus; detention camp; illness; immigration; immigration quotas; imprisonment; Israeli military; migration; Palestine; prison ship; refugee camps; refugee deportation; refugee smuggling; travel; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker

39:19 - Paul Describes the Haganah's Plan to Blow up a British Prison Ship

Keywords: British military; Cyprus; detention camp; Ernest Bevin; Exodus; Exodus 1947; Haganah; Haifa, State of Israel; Harry S. Truman; immigration; Israeli military; migration; prison ship; refugee camps; refugee deportation; refugee smuggling; sabotage; SS Exodus; SS President Warfield; travel; USS President Warfield (IX-169)

43:08 - Paul's Travels after Imprisonment on Cyprus

Keywords: "Waves of Freedom"; Atlit, State of Israel; British military; Cyprus; detention camp; displaced persons; English language; Exodus; Exodus 1947; Haifa, State of Israel; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; Marseilles, France; Palestine; selichah; selichot; slichot; slikhes; SS Exodus; SS President Warfield; USS President Warfield (IX-169); World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

48:20 - Paul Describes the Organization of the Jewish Underground in New York

Keywords: America; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Cuba; fundraising; immigration; Land and Labor Company; migration; New York City; Palestine; post-Holocaust Jewish communities; refugee smuggling; travel; United States

50:56 - Paul's Involvement in American Jewish Organizations

Keywords: business owner; FBI; Federal Bureau of Investigation; fundraiser; fundraising; government surveillance; Hadassah; Israeli consulate; Jewish communities; Jewish institutions; Jewish organizations; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; name change; schul; shul; State Department; synagogue; United Jewish Appeal Federation; United States Department of State

54:11 - Paul's Experiences Living in Different Jewish Neighborhoods New York

Keywords: bar mitzvah; bar-mitsve; Bronx; Brooklyn; Chanukah; chedar; cheder; Coney Island; Green Acres; Hanukkah; Hebrew language; Hebrew school; heder; Jewish communities; Jewish neighborhood; Jewish ritual; khanike; kheyder; Kotel; Manhattan; Masada; New York City; North Woodmere; schul; shul; State of Israel; synagogue; traditional religious school; travel; Valley Stream; Western Wall; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language

56:39 - The Significance of Yiddish in Paul's Life

Keywords: Aaron Lansky; book collection; book conservation; book preservation; communism; English language; FBI; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Hatikva; marine engineer; multilingualism; Palestine; Red Scare; refugee smuggling; Shmuel Izban; Trade Winds; USCGC Gresham (WPG 85); USRC Walter Q. Gresham; USS Gresham; Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish speaker

59:35 - Paul's Perspective on the Importance of Yiddish and Its Future

Keywords: anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Calgary, Canada; future of Yiddish; Jewish communities; Jewish identity; Klezmatics; klezmer music; loanwords; neo-Nazism; Polish language; Russian language; Yiddish authors; Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish dialects; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish speaker; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

63:35 - Paul's Interest in Yiddish Music and Theater

Keywords: chazan; chazzan; hazan; hazzan; Hebrew Actors' Union; Hollywood; Jewish actors; Jewish theater; Jewish theatre; khazn; Menasha Skulnik; Molly Picon; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; seder; synagogue cantor; Yiddish actors; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

65:41 - Paul's Involvement in the American Veterans of Israel

Keywords: "Cast a Giant Shadow"; 1960s; Aluf Stone; American Veterans of Israel; American Veterans of Israel Legacy; AVI; AVIL; Brotherhood Synagogue; General Stone; Israeli Army; Israeli military; Israeli War of Independence; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; Kirk Douglas; Lone Soldiers; Machal; Machalniks; Mahal; marine engineer; Mickey Marcus; Mitnadvei Hutz LaAretz; Modern Hebrew language; Orthodox Jews; Orthodox Judaism; soldier; United Service Organizations; USO; veteran; West Point, New York; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

69:56 - Paul Describes His Participation in Youth Trips Reenacting the Exodus Voyage

Keywords: "Exodus 1947"; 1990s; Atlit, State of Israel; Cyprus; Hadassah; Haifa, State of Israel; Hechalutz; HeHalutz; Intifada; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; State of Israel; travel; World Zionist Organization; WZO; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt; youth trip; Zionism; Zionist Jews

74:36 - Paul Describes Some of His Favorite Yiddish Words
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