Oral history with Morris Halle, 2012 April 17 (excerpt)
Halle, Morris, 1923-2018, Neimane, Lelde, Reinholds, Aivars, and Nollendorfs, Valters
Morris Halle starts the interview in Latvian and remembers his childhood in Liepāja, Latvia. The rest of the interview is in English. His family moved to Rīga in 1929. Morris recalls attending German and Hebrew schools. He tells about relationships between Jews, Latvians and Germans in the 1930's. His family left Latvia in April 1940 and he remembers the trip to the United States of America. Morris describes his education in the USA and his life and work. His schoolmate was Moshe Arens.
Oral history with Olga Feldentāle, 2012 August 21, 22 (excerpt)
Feldentāle, Olga, 1935-, Feldmanis, Andrejs Edvīns, and Kalns Timans, Baņuta
Olga Feldentāle recalls her childhood. She describes the first Soviet occupation starting from June 1940 and the Nazi German occupation from July 1941. She retells episodes about WW2 and describes the post war situation. Olga, together with her mother Anna, sisters Maiga and Zelma, aunt Lizete Buks and uncle Fricis Buks, was deported from Puze, Latvia, to the Omsk Oblast, Siberia, Russia, during the second mass deportation in March 1949. Her father Kārlis Barons was arrested twice – lastly in 1948, sentenced and sent to the GULAG. He joined the family in forced resettlement. Olga recalls everyday life and work in forced resettlement. She was released in 1957 and returned to the Latvian SSR. She describes life and work after the return.