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Richardson, Tamara K.
The goal of this project is to explore the personal history of the Altmann family in
relation to the common and yet unique experiences of other German immigrants.
With oral histories as the main source, my goal is to show how the history of the
Altmanns is the history of the modern family in America. This modern family is
the end result of ancestors moving to America for push-or-pull immigration reasons,
and adapting to the mainstreamed American culture. These full life interviews
will take the form of discussions of the past. Some of the topics to be covered
include the family members’ personal recollections and impressions of specific eras
(i.e. the Great Depression, WWII, the Vietnam War) as well as daily activities during
those eras. Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 5 (2002)
La Crosse County (WIs.)--Genealogy La Crosse (Wis.)--Genealogy
La Crosse Public Library Archives (La Crosse, Wis.)
The La Crosse Public Library Archives website has many resources available to assist you with your genealogy and family history research, including a searchable local genealogy database of cemetery listings and obituaries.
Myer Katz (b.1910 - d.1993) grew up in La Crosse in a Jewish family. He would later become a prominent local La Crosse historian. In his interview, he mostly covers topics about his family heritage. The subjects include local Jewish history and immigration, Judaism, family customs and practices, antisemitism, education experiences, and general Jewish history. Tape 2 Tape 3 Tape 4 Tape 5 Tape 6 Tape 7 Tape 8 Tape 9