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0:18 - Introduction 0:34 - Rivka Describes Her Father's Early Political Activity in Poland

Keywords: Abba Igelfeld; brothers; Bundists; Chasidim; Chassidim; communism; communists; concentration camps; death camps; Eastern European Jews; family background; family history; father; genocide; Germans; grandfather; grandmother; grandparents; Great Depression; Hasidim; Hassidim; Holocaust; Isaac Deutscher; Jewish community; Jewish neighborhoods; Jewish values; labor movement; labor unionism; labor unions; left-wing politics; mass murder; mother; Nathan Mussen; Nazis; occupations; Old Country; Orthodox Jews; parents; Polish Jews; political parties; political persecution; professions; Radzyminers; rebbes; rebes; religious beliefs; religious observance; Russians; secular Jews; siblings; sisters; Soviet Union; Soviets; sweatshops; textile factories; textile workers; Treblinka; Trotskyists; USSR; Warsaw, Poland; working-class families; World War 1; World War 2; World War I; World War II; WW1; WW2; WWI; WWII; yeshibahs; yeshivahs; yeshivas; yeshives

9:22 - Rivka's Mother and Father's Lives during World War II in Lithuania

Keywords: Arthur Lermer; Bundists; Eastern European Jews; Einsatzgruppen; Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye; father; FPO; immigration visas; Jewish immigrants; Jewish refugees; Kaunas, Lithuania; Montreal, Quebec; Montréal, Québec; mother; Narač, Belarus; partisan organizations; partisans; Polish Jews; political beliefs; resistance groups; resistance movements; Soviet Union; travel visas; USSR; Vilna Ghetto; Vilnius, Lithuania; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

14:19 - Rivka Discusses Vilna's Realgymnasium and Secular Culture

Keywords: "The World Was Ours"; documentary films; father; grandfather; grandmother; grandparents; Jewish culture; Jewish schools; Mira Jedwabnik; mother; nursing school; occupations; parents; professions; professors; progressive school systems; Realgymnasium; Russian language; secular Jews; secular Judaism; Vilnius, Lithuania; Yiddish culture; Yiddish educators; Yiddish language; Yiddish secular culture; Yiddish teachers

18:10 - Rivka Describes Her Maternal Grandparents

Keywords: childhood memories; economic class; grandfather; grandmother; grandparents; Great Depression; high school education; mother; nurses; nursing school; occupations; poverty; professions; school principals; social class; summer camp directors; working-class families; Yiddish schools; Yiddish teachers

20:43 - Rivka's Mother's Teenage Years Before World War II

Keywords: adolescence; Bundists; dachas; datchas; datshes; final exams; German occupation; Germans; grandfather; grandmother; grandparents; Ha-Shomer ha-Tsa'ir; Hashomer Hatsair; Hashomer Hatzair; high school education; high school graduates; Jewish schools; left-wing politics; mother; Nazis; Polish history; Polish language; Polish literature; principals; Realgymnasium; school subjects; Soviet occupation; Soviet Union; summer cottages; teenage years; teenagers; USSR; Vilnius, Lithuania; Warsaw, Poland; Yiddish culture; Yiddish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish schools; Yiddish summer camps; Zionism; Zionist organizations; Łódź, Poland

25:10 - Rivka's Parents and the Partisan Resistance in the Vilna Ghetto

Keywords: armed resistance; Bundists; Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye; father; fighters; FPO; Jewish resistance; kinderheym; labor camps; left-wing youth movements; militants; mother; orphanages; partisan resistance; partisans; SKIF; Tsukunft; Vilna Ghetto; Vilnius, Lithuania; work permits; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

28:49 - The Liberation of the Vilna Ghetto and Life in Austria after the War

Keywords: affidavits; affiliations; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Bundists; communism; communists; convoys; Czech Republic; Czechia; Czechoslovakia; displaced persons camps; DP camps; father; German language; Graz, Austria; Hungary; identification documents; international delegations; Israel; Italy; Kielce Pogrom; liberating forces; liberation; mother; Palestine; parents; Poland; Russian language; Soviet occupation; Soviet Union; Soviets; USSR; Vilnius, Lithuania; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Zionism; Zionist organizations; Zionists

33:20 - Immigrating to Canada after World War II

Keywords: "None Is Too Many"; agricultural workers; brothers; Canadian history; Canadian Jews; entry exams; furriers; Halifax, Nova Scotia; husbands; Jewish community; Jewish cultural life; Jewish culture; Jewish immigrants; Jewish refugees; Jewish workers; literacy tests; marriages; Montreal, Quebec; Montréal, Québec; occupations; professions; siblings; Soviet Union; tailors; Toronto, Ontario; trades; USSR; wives; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish culture

36:25 - Involvement with Yiddish Cultural Life upon Arrival in Canada

Keywords: Arbeter Ring; bank loans; Bund; Canadian Jews; father; fraternal organizations; HIAS; Holocaust survivors; immigration; Jewish Immigrant Aid Services; Jewish immigrants; landsmanshaftn; libraries; Montreal, Quebec; Montréal, Québec; mother; organizers; parents; political conferences; service organizations; Varshava Farband; Workers Circle; Workmen's Circle; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

39:44 - Rivka Recalls Her Father's Involvement with the Jewish Public Library

Keywords: autodidacts; board members; board of directors; board presidents; Canadian Jews; Chaim Spielberg; father; Hebrew language; J.I. Segal Prize; Jewish Public Library; Montreal, Quebec; Montréal, Québec; mother; parents; Yiddish authors; Yiddish books; Yiddish intellectuals; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish writers; Zionism; Zionists

42:45 - Rivka Remembers Her Parents Speaking at Holocaust Events

Keywords: Arbeter Ring; father; Holocaust commemoration events; Holocaust memory; Holocaust remembrance events; Holocaust survivors; immigrant associations; Jewish community; Jewish holidays; Jewish immigrants; Jewish organizations; khurbn; landsmanshaftn; lectures; mother; parents; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; prayers; public events; religious beliefs; religious observance; Rosh Hashanah; rosheshone; the Bund; Vilnius, Lithuania; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; Workers Circle; Workmen's Circle; Yom HaShoah; Yom Kippur

47:39 - Rivka Describes Her Father's Business Ventures in Montréal, Québec

Keywords: business partners; businessmen; Dominion Textiles; father; garment factories; Jewish businesses; Jewish community; Joseph Glasrat; knitted materials; knitting machines; mother; parents; sales representatives; salesmen; Stanfield's; textile firms; Warsaw, Poland

49:45 - Yiddish Code-Switching and Yiddish Accents in Rivka's Childhood

Keywords: code-switching; codeswitching; cousins; English language; father; folkshules; Litvak accents; Litvakers; mother; parents; shules; Vilnius, Lithuania; Warsaw, Poland; Yiddish accents; Yiddish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish schools; Yiddish secular education

52:25 - Rivka's Father's Brothers and Their Lives in Montréal

Keywords: amateur theatrical groups; avant-garde theater; brothers; displaced persons camps; DP camps; Farband; father; Holocaust commemoration events; Holocaust remembrance; Holocaust survivors; immigration; Jewish Book Month; Jewish community; Jewish immigrants; Jewish Public Library; Montreal, Quebec; Montréal, Québec; mother; mourning; Nathan Igelfeld Foundation; parents; siblings; Soviet Union; textile factories; textile workers; theater troupes; uncles; USSR; Vilner Trupe; volunteers; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish authors; Yiddish literature; Yiddish Talking Books; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre; Yiddish writers

57:31 - Childhood Memories of Folkshule (Yiddish Secular School) and Summer Camp

Keywords: Arbeter Ring; Bialik High School; Bundists; Camp Hemshekh; Canadian Jews; Collège Français; Dora Wasserman; elementary schools; folkshules; French language; hekhere kursn; high schools; Holocaust survivors; immigrant neighborhoods; Jewish community; Jewish education; Jewish institutions; Jewish neighborhoods; Jewish Public Library; Jewish schools; middle schools; Mile End; mitlshuls; Montreal, Quebec; Montréal, Québec; Mount Royal; political beliefs; secondary schools; Workers Circle; Workmen's Circle; Yiddish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish politics; Yiddish schools; Yiddish secular education; Yiddish summer camps; Zionism; Zionists

62:25 - Yiddish Writers and Cultural Figures in Rivka's Childhood

Keywords: Abraham Karpinowitz; Abraham Reisen; Arbeter Ring; Avrom Reyzen; Chaim Grade; Chava Rosenfarb; Chawa Rosenfarb; childhood memories; children's poetry; communism; communists; cultural events; cultural figures; editors; I.B. Singer; Ida Massey; Ida Maze; illustrators; Irene Kupferschmidt; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Itsik Manger; Itskhok Bashevis Zinger; Itzik Manger; J.I. Segal; Jacob Isaac Segal; Jewish Public Library; komitets; literary committees; literary criticism; literary figures; Melech Ravitch; Meylekh Ravitch; Montreal, Quebec; Montréal, Québec; Mordekhai Hosid; Mordkhe Hosid; Perets Miranski; Peretz Miranski; Peretz Miransky; political beliefs; political ideology; public lectures; publishers; publishing houses; Rachel Häring Korn; Rachel Korn; Rokhl Korn; Shalom Shtern; Shmerke Kaczerginski; Sholem Shtern; socialism; socialists; Szmerke Kaczerginski; Workers Circle; Workmen's Circle; Y.Y. Sigal; Yiddish authors; Yiddish culture; Yiddish educators; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish poetry; Yiddish poets; Yiddish politics; Yiddish teachers; Yiddish writers; Yud Yud Segal; Zionism; Zionists

70:18 - Rivka Discusses the J.I. Segal Prize and Yiddish Translations

Keywords: Canadian Jews; Chaim Leib Fox; Chaim Leib Fuchs; Chaim Leib Fuks; English language; French language; J.I. Segal Prize; Khayim Leyb Fuks; komitet; lexicons; literary awards; literary prizes; Pierre Anctil; Yiddish authors; Yiddish books; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish poems; Yiddish poetry; Yiddish translations; Yiddish translators

73:13 - Rivka's Participation in Yiddish Poetry Readings as a Child

Keywords: "Olke mit a bloye parasolke [Olga and her little blue parasol]"; Anna Gonshor; board members; board of directors; Canadian Jews; childhood memories; executive directors; Holocaust commemoration events; Holocaust memory; Holocaust remembrance; Holocaust survivors; Jewish Public Library; Kadia Molodowsky; Kadya Molodowsky; Kadye Molodovski; Montréal, Québec; poetry readings; public events; Raizel Candib; vice presidents; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish poems; Yiddish poetry

75:08 - Rivka Discusses Her Work with Refugees and Immigrants

Keywords: Abraham Shurim; Canadian Council for Refugees; Canadian Jewish Congress; careers; Citizenship Council; English language; family background; family history; French language; Histadrut; immigrants; immigration advocacy; immigration law; Jewish Immigrant Aid Services; JIAS; Joseph Cage; Labor Zionism; Labor Zionists; language courses; Moroccans; National Committee on Yiddish; political advocacy; professions; Russians; social workers; Yiddish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish lessons; Yiddishists

82:21 - Jewish Immigrant Aid Services and Immigration Waves in Montréal

Keywords: advocacy groups; boat people movement; Canadian Council of Refugees; Cold War; freelancers; freelancing; immigration advocacy; immigration law; immigration policy; Jewish Immigrant Aid Services; Jewish immigrants; JIAS; Moroccans; refugees; Russians; Vietnamese refugees

85:50 - Closing Reflections on Rivka's Immigrant Background and Her Career

Keywords: careers; Catholic Church; Catholics; family background; family history; father; Holocaust survivors; immigration law; immigration policy; immigration quotas; irregular combatants; Jewish community; Jewish history; Jewish immigrants; mother; occupations; parents; partisans; political beliefs; political persecution; professions; refugee resettlement; refugee rights; refugees; religious beliefs; religious values; secular Judaism; social justice values; terrorism; terrorists; war crimes