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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

Brooklyn Historical Society
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Brooklyn 11201

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Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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June Kaplan, 2013 June 24

Biographical note

June Kaplan was born to German Jewish parents and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Kaplan received an undergraduate degree from Queens College and an M.S.W. from New York University, both located in New York City. She was employed as a social worker and lived in Westchester, New York.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Kaplan discusses her childhood in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn and the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens; parents' flight from Nazi Germany; career in social work; and experiences working with United States Air Force service members and their families. Interview conducted by Charis Shafer.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and online on the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations website: The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews, Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Jews, German -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Social workers -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Education -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • United States |x Emigration and immigration
  • Bushwick (New York, N.Y.)
  • Kew Gardens (New York, N.Y.)