Florence Flaks papers, 1890-1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Flaks, Florence
Title
Florence Flaks papers
Dates
1890-1975 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 sound cassette plus 1 transcript and circa 3 items
Collection Number
2519
Summary
Tape-recorded interview of a Jewish community member, Seattle, Washington concerning work done with refugees coming to Seattle beginning in 1939; other papers
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


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Jewish community member, Seattle, Washington

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Accession No. 2519-001: Florence Flaks oral history interview, 1975Return to Top

1 sound cassette (1 1/2 hours); transcript: 23 pages

Scope and Content: Tape-recorded interview with transcript covering 1939-1941 and conducted by Meta Kaplan and Jeanette Schrieber on July 16, 1975.

The interview concerns the work done with refugees coming to Seattle beginning in 1939. Also covered is the work the Council of Jewish Women did in meeting boats, finding places for refugees to live and generally helping and providing for them. Mrs. Flaks speaks of Roosevelt's blanket affidavit and how only two homes could be found in Seattle, and it was the same throughout the U.S. The affidavit would let children come from Germany if homes could be provided for them. The Flaks took a child, Gerda. She tells of the investigation of her home by a Seattle adoption agency, and the contact with the child's natural parents. Mrs. Flaks also covers her own parents, how her mother ran a restaurant-boarding house, and her father's dreams and investments. She speaks of the mining interests of that time, which her father and uncle were in.

Digital Content/Other Formats:Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Florence Flaks, 7/16/1975.

Description
Florence Flaks oral history interview

Accession No. 2519-002: Florence Flaks papers, 1890-1920Return to Top

circa 3 items

Scope and Content: Family tree (n.d.), marriage certificate (1890), program (1920).

Marriage certificate: marriage of Mrs. Flaks' parents (Phillip A. Silberstein and Sarah Weinberg). The marriage certificate has been photographically reproduced. It is signed by Rabbi Hirsch Genss, an early Bikur Cholim rabbi.

Family tree: includes Bridge family.

Program: commencement exercises, Religious Education Department, Temple De Hirsch, 1929.

February 1981 addition: Sociology term paper, 5/30/25, of L. E. Silverstone regarding family. L. E. Silverstone is Florence Flaks brother.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Florence Flaks, 8/1/1980.

Description
Florence Flaks papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • World War, 1939-1945--Refugees
  • Personal Names :
  • Flaks, Florence--Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Congregation Bikur Cholim (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
  • Family Names :
  • Bridge family
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Silverstone, L. E

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)