Greenberg, Maxwell E.
Lawyer, Anti-Defamation League Chairman
Tells of his first awareness of issue of affirmative action in course of his
work as a lawyer and involvement of with Jewish organizations. He started his
association with the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith in 1952 in the Southern
California region. He served as National Chairman from 1978 to 1982. He also was
appointed of Mayor Tom Bradley as a member of the Los Angeles Police Commission,
serving from 1980 to 1984. The interview deals with affirmative action and the
issue of the changing Relationship between Blacks and Jews.
Interviewer: Ralph Mitzenmacher, Doctoral Student in History, Claremont Graduate
Kroll, Clifford C.
Tech. Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, WWII
Enlisted March 1942 in Army Air Force and trained as an aircraft mechanic.
Assigned to 48th Troop Carrier Squadron, which boarded the troop ship WEST POINT
for the trip to North Africa. Discusses airborne invasion of Sicily and the invasion
of Normandy, at which time he was based out of Folkingham, England. Later his
squadron moved to an airfield near Achiet, France, from which he participated
in the last and largest airborne operation of WWII, Operation VARSITY (crossing
the Rhine River at Wesel, Germany) on March 24, 1945.
Interviewer: Charles Douglas Kroll, Doctoral Student in History, Claremont
Retired Renegade Midwife
A candid account of her experiences as a midwife operating outside the medical
system in Colorado and later in California. This activity took place between the
years 1970 and 1985.
Interviewer: Antonio Villaseñor, Doctoral Student in History, Claremont
Zeitlin, Josephine Ver Brugge
Book Store Owner
Josephine Zeitlin reviews her coming from Kansas to California in the mid-1930s.
Position with Haynes Foundation. In 1939 she and Jacob Zeitlin were married. Using
money inherited from her mother’s estate, with her husband’s advice Mrs. Zeitlin
established Ver Brugge Books. Raising a family and running a book business. Reflections
on Carey McWilliams and the friendship of her husband with McWilliams. Locations
of bookstores: 624 S. Carondelet and Red Barn. Husband’s political interests during
Cold War period. His stand against censorship. Jacob Zeitlin founded the Rounce
and Coffin Club in Los Angeles and later joined the Zamorano Club.
Interviewer: Lee Ann Meyer, Doctoral Student, Claremont Graduate School