Aaron Gorman, Full Interview
Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: Aaron Gorman
Description: Aaron Gorman grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens. He has fond memories of playing baseball on a sandlot team with Phil Rizzuto who went on to play with the Yankees (1941-1956) and was later elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During World War II, Mr. Gorman worked (unknowingly) on the Manhattan Project and only found out after the bombings in Japan that he had helped to end the war just in time to prevent his younger brother from a tour of duty in the Pacific. After meeting his Brooklyn-born wife at a resort in the Catskills, the two married and moved to Flushing. Mr. Gorman's current home was their second home where they lived since the 1960's. Mr. Gorman relates how the neighborhood has fewer Jewish residents than it did when they first arrived and speaks about his family's interactions with local temples and the social activities they provide for him currently.
Jews, American; Theaters; Neighborhoods; Cocktail parties; Yiddish language; Cancer in women; Baseball stories; Grossinger's
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