Paul Goldman Interview, 20 September 2013

Paul Goldman was the son of immigrants and a Cleveland native. He discusses his life's experiences with regards to World War II, the Great Depression, and growing up in an ethnic neighborhood. He begins by describing that neighborhood and the schools that were available to the kids. He moves into a discussion about his experiences during World War II. He especially focuses on his time working with a medical corps treating transcontinental truckers. He goes back to talking about growing up in an ethnic neighborhood and the various ethnic clubs that popped up around his home. Finally, he talks about the value of being open minded and the movement from being an immigrant to being an American.

Participants: Goldman, Paul (interviewee) / Bohinc, Jan (interviewer)
Collection: Judson Oral History Project
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Judson Oral History Project

These interviews with residents of the Judson Park retirement community focus on personal recollections of the city's history and development. Interviews were conducted with the support of the Unger Family Foundation and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and were carried out by staff at Judson, alongside a team of researchers and students from Cleveland State.