Respondent
Falk, Katherine Sonneborn
Interview Date
June 19, 1978
Abstract
Falk, Katherine, a volunteer who has spent much of her life in and working for the state of Israel; year of birth, 1905;
[T1S1] ancestors from Germany and Czechoslovakia; list of siblings; family relations with Dr. Friedenwald, Zionist Commissioner and recent edition of his letters written in 1919; upbringing and religious affiliation; religious education; education, Wellesley College; list of children and spouses; move to Israel in 1964; description of home in Jerusalem; recollections of war in 1967; Founding Member, UJA Women's Division; hosting social gatherings in her home; yearly visits to Pittsburgh; political life in Israel; barriers to obtaining Israeli citizenship; early interest in Zionism; discussion of Russian immigrants who leave Israel; religious observance;
[T1S2] personal opinions concerning Jewish people, Jewish laws; Israeli attitudes towards women; Kibbutz connections; opinions about women entering organizations; teacher of advanced Jewish studies; concerning her children's interest in Israel; opinions on interfaith marriages; family feelings toward Israel; more discussion of children and their families; relatives that are moving to Israel; volunteer work in Jerusalem; work with Teddy Kollek, Mayor of Jerusalem; residences since her divorce, Pittsburgh, PA, New York, NY and Israel; work with Israel Bonds; personal accomplishments and regrets; discussion of collecting arms for Israel, 1947.
Subjects
Israel; Kollek, Teddy, 1911-2007; Women; Zionism
Birth Date
1905
City
Maryland
Profession
Volunteer
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Rubenstein, Judy
Interviewer2
Selavan, Ida
Indexer
Reynolds, Jacqueline
Collateral Materials
Box 101 FF 22
Identifier
ais196440.116
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh