Bailey Nieder oral history interview, 1939-1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Nieder, Bailey
Title
Bailey Nieder oral history interview
Dates
1939-1989 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 sound cassettes; transcript: 24 pages
Collection Number
3861 (Accession No. 3861-001)
Summary
Tape-recorded interview of Seattle Jewish community member discussing his family history, early involvement with Zionist youth organizations which eventually led to his participation in the post World War II activities of Aliyah Bet
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
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape-recored interview conducted by Thelma Sameth on February 28, 1987 and March 8, 1987. Accession also includes a writing (1939).

The first part of the interview is concerned with early family history. His grandfather, Mandel immigrated from Galicia in 1886 to Blue Island, Illinois where Mandel, his father, was born. After trying farming, his grandfather left for goldpanning in Alaska and ended up in Seattle. Bailey attended Seattle schools and the University Of Washington. He never graduated because of his involvement with a student organization on campus which opposed ROTC on campus. Although a pacifist he volunteered with the 91st Division (Pinetree) in World War II as an ambulance driver and was cited for bravery.

The second half of the interview concerns Bailey's early involvement with Zionist youth organizations which eventually led to his participation in the post World War II activities of Aliyah Bet, the clandestine operation which brought Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe to Mandate Palestine. He also talks about the founding of Seattle Committee for Israeli-Palestinian Peace.

Writing, "My Father's Education," is by Bailey Nieder.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--Washington (State) --Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State) --Seattle--Interviews
  • Pacifists--Wshington (State)--Seattle
  • Palestine--Emigration and immigration
  • Personal Names :
  • Nieder, Bailey--Archives
  • Nieder, Mandel
  • Corporate Names :
  • Menorah Society (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Sameth, Thelma (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)