Oral History

Bella Discusses Paul Anka

Primary Source

Listen to Bella Epstein, a child of refugees, discuss the music heard in her 1950’s childhood home.

This oral history is part of our Upper Elementary Unit Plan. You can view the full unit plan here.

Associated Family Story Article

Middle School: 6-8th Grade, Upper Elementary: 4-5th Grade

The Epstein Family Story

Learn about the Epstein family, Jewish refugees who lived in 103 Orchard Street in the 1950s.

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