Haim is an eloquent, sharp man, who in his youth was involved with the socialist Zionist movement, leading him to an agricultural college in NYC, and finally to found a kibbutz in Sasa, Israel. He lived in Israel from 1947-1956, then returned to North America, where he eventually became a professor of Environmental Science at UMass Amherst. In this second interview for the Yiddish Book Center, Haim discusses arriving at and founding the kibbutz on Marxist and Freudian principles. He reflects more specifically on Jewish refugees arriving to what was then Palestine and what it was like to experience early Israel as a young man.
To cite this interview: Haim Gunner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 12, 2010. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/HaimGunner9july2010YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Haim Gunner, research scientist and Ottawa-born native Yiddish speaker, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 9, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Haim Gunner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 9, 2010. Video recording, [URL of interview] ( [date accessed] )
Israel | Politics and political movements | Canada | Jewish community | Zionism | Youth group
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75 minutes 37 seconds
Karmazin Recording Studio
Palestine | Kibbutzim | Freud | Marx | Jewish Communities of Ottawa | Ha-Shomer ha-Tsa'ir | Sasa |