Daniel Aldana Cohen, 2013 June 20
Daniel Aldana Cohen was born to a Guatemalan mother and a white Canadian Jewish father in Toronto, Canada. He was raised in Toronto and Paris, France. Cohen received a B.A. in intellectual history and development studies from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He lived in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn and pursued a Ph.D. in sociology at New York University located in New York City.
Scope and Contents
In the interview, Cohen discusses his Jewish and Guatemalan heritage; encounters with racism in France; educational experiences; parents' courtship and marriage; views on Zionism; and encounters with anti-Semitism. Interview conducted by Manissa Maharawal.
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.