Kennedy Presidency & the 60's/70's

Allan Cantor – AE: Bayonet

Allan Cantor speaks about his experience with military on the Kent State campus. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

Allan Cantor – AE: Kent State Shooting

Allan Cantor speaks about how he was supposed to go on a blind date with one of the four students who were shot at Kent State. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

Sarah Yarrin

Sarah Yarrin – AE: Doctor for Kennedy

Sarah Yarrin and her husband were in a doctor’s office when the nurse informed the doctor he was needed to attend to President Kennedy who had just been shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dean Willis

Dean Willis – AE: JFK

Dean Willis recalls the day President Kennedy was shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Herb Weitzman

Herb Weitzman – AE: Motorcade Route

Herb Weitzman was standing along the motorcade route when he learned that President Kennedy had been shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel – AE: Judge Hughes

Peter Vogel’s mother was with Judge Hughes the morning before she would swear in Vice President Johnson after the assassination of President Kennedy. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Aron Vigushin

Aron Vigushin – AE: Lee Harvey Oswald

Aron Vigushin knew Lee Harvey Oswald in Russia. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Max Edward Tonkon

Max Edward Tonkon – AE: Jackie Kennedy’s Hat

Max Tonkon kept a hat just like Jackie Kennedy’s on his credenza. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Nita Mae Tannebaum

Nita Mae Tannebaum – AE: JFK Campaign

Nita Mae Tannebaum campaigned hard for President Kennedy’s election and recalls the day he was assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

June Sachs

June Sachs – AE: JFK Motorcade

June Sachs watched President Kennedy’s motorcade travel from the airport to downtown Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mauriel Stitsky

Muriel Stitsky Romick – AE: Child Born on 11/22/63

Muriel Romick talks about 11/22/63, the day of President Kennedy’s assassination, and how her daughter was born on that same day. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Prindible

Bill Prindible – AE: JFK and Roosevelt

Bill Prindible was abroad during the assassination of JFK and then he recalls where he was when he learned that President Roosevelt died. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ito Perl

Seinwil “Ito” Perl – AE: JFK Convoy

Ito Perl talks about how he saw JFK go by while he was at work before the President went to Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jim O'Neill

Jim O’Neill – AE: Senator JFK

Jim O’Neill recounts meeting President Kennedy when he was still a US Senator, and then later reacting to his assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joy McAllister

Joy McAllister – AE: Breakfast with President Kennedy

Joy McAllister’s husband attended a breakfast meeting with President Kennedy the morning before he was assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Raymond Lambert

Raymond Lambert – AE: JFK and Dallas

Raymond Lambert talks about President Kennedy’s assassination and the effect it had on Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Krisher

Bill Krisher – AE: JFK

Bill Krisher recalls the day President Kennedy was assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer – AE: JFK

Larry Kramer remembers the weekend President Kennedy was assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ann Kahn

Ann Kahn – AE: Dallas Native in Conneticut

Ann Kahn was a proud Dallas native living in Connecticut when President Kennedy was assassinated; and she felt the backlash from the event. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Tina Israel

Tina Israel – AE: JFK Assassination Impact

Tina Israel recounts the tragedy of President Kennedy’s assassination and the impact she felt. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Janet Hershman

Janet Hershman – AE: JFK

Janet Hershman recalls learning that President Kennedy had been shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Reid Heller

Reid Heller – AE: JFK

Reid Heller remembers the Kennedy assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Elsie Hayes

Elsie Hayes – AE: Brazil Reaction to JFK

Elsie Hayes recounts the reaction in Brazil to the news of President Kennedy’s assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Irwin Grossman

Irwin Grossman – AE: Dallas Reaction

Irwin Grossman received the cold shoulder when he said he was from Dallas after the assassination of JFK. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Al Golman

Al Golman – AE: Lee Harvey Oswald’s Death

Al Golman was outside the Dallas Police Station and heard the shots when Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lois Goldberg

Lois Goldberg – AE: Texas License Plate

Lois Goldberg remembers the bad feelings her Texas license plate evoked on a trip to New York the year after President Kennedy was killed in Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Stanley Feld

Dr. Stanley Feld – AE: JFK News

Dr. Stanley Feld was working with a 25 year old heart attack victim when he heard about President Kennedy being shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Marna Brown

Marna Brown – AE: Clint Hill

Marna Brown’s brother was friends with the Secret Service Agent, Clint Hill, who jumped onto the back of President Kennedy’s limousine when he was shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Esther Bramnick

Esther Bramnik – AE: Marina Oswald

Esther talks about how she waited on Marina Oswald at the Nieman Marcus department store. She also talks about the Cuban Missile Crisis. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mimi Arnoff

Mimi Aronoff – AE: Jack Ruby

Mimi Arnoff saw Jack Ruby on the day that President Kennedy was shot. A couple of days later, Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Norma Apt

Norma Apt – AE: JFK Funeral

Norma Apt saw President Kennedy on Veterans Day in 1963 and attended his funeral a few days later. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Carol Alkek

Carol Alkek – AE: Teacher During JFK

Carol Alkek was teaching a class when they learned President Kennedy had been assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History