Oral history interview with Bertha Sulman, 1977  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Sulman, Bertha
Oral history interview with Bertha Sulman
1977 (inclusive)
1 sound cassette (60 min.)
Collection Number
2776 (Accession No. 2776-001)
Tape recorded interview of a member of the Jewish community, Bellingham, Washington who describes her family life
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
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Seattle, WA
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Sulman's father came to Bellingham where he had a cousin from the same village who had come because he had cousins there.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape-recorded interview conducted by Meta Kaplan on 10/27/77.

Bertha emigrated from a small town in Kovna, Gernia at about age 14, stayed in Boston for one year, and then moved to Bellingham before arriving in Seattle. She tells of her work for Sisterhood, for Mizrachi and for the Talmud Torah. She had just a little night school education in America and her husband had modest earnings but she had a beautiful family life, inspired real love in the soldiers she entertained in World War II, and received a personal letter from Secretary Morganthau for her Bond Sales (credited to Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath Sisterhood).

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

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Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Immigrants--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Jews--Lithuania--Kauno apskritis
  • Jews--Lithuania--Kauno apskritis--Interviews
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Savings bonds--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Sulman, Bertha--Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Congregation Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath (Seattle, Wash.). Sisterhood
  • Mizrachi Women's Organization of America. Avivah Chapter (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle Talmud Torah Hebrew School
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Buttnick, Meta Bloom, 1913- (interviewer)
    • 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)