oral histories, audio recordings, Skokie Stories
SkokieStories is a project to preserve the living history of the Village of Skokie. Our village is more than just the library, restaurants, churches and parks; our village is a vibrant community of people from all walks of life with many varied experiences. SkokieStories capture these experiences and share them so that we all have a better understanding of our friends, family, and neighbors. Our stories and your stories are the history of Skokie.
Dr. John Wozniak has been on the Skokie Public Library Board for nearly 50 years. In this SkokieStory video interview he and Library Director Carolyn Anthony discuss his years of service to Skokie.
Dr. John Wozniak has been on the Skokie Public Library Board for nearly 50 years. This SkokieStory video shows highlights of his discussion with Library Director Carolyn Anthony about his years of service to Skokie.
Dr. John Wozniak has lived in Skokie since 1953. Among his many achievements he has served on the Skokie Library board for 22 years. In this SkokieStory video he shares how books have played an important role in his life.
In this SkokieStory highlights video, Cal Sutker, who has been making history from an early age, recounts his time with the 11th Engineer Combat Battalion when he assisted with the liberation of Dachau in 1945. Back in Illinois, he crafted fair…
In this SkokieStory video, Cal Sutker, who has been making history from an early age, recounts his time with the 11th Engineer Combat Battalion when he assisted with the liberation of Dachau in 1945. Back in Illinois, he crafted fair housing…
Regina Samuelson has lived in Skokie since 1956. She is a Holocaust survivor, and believes it is her obligation to tell her story. In this SkokieStory video, she shares her powerful testimony and the story of her family in photo albums. Produced by…
Meg Racenstein is a neuropsychologist. Early in her career, she treated mentally ill Vietnam veterans. In this SkokieStory video she shares how this experience has affected her. Produced by Beth Hillel Academy's Behind the Lens Class.
In this SkokieStory video, Al "Mr. Skokie" Nathan, long-time producer of Cable Television's Skokie People Speak, discusses his move to Skokie in 1980 and his path to becoming the community's biggest advocate. He is the first resident honored with…
In this audio recording, Eugene Salganik describes his life in Skokie since his immigration from the Soviet Union many years ago.
In this audio recording, Lizan Sliwa discusses her path from being a nurse to becoming the Assyrian Health Services Director. She talks about her passion to help the underserved Assyrian population of Skokie and a partnership between Skokie Public…