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ZAIS, Henry (b. 1922)

U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0232

His experiences with the 47th Pursuit Squadron at Wheeler Field during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/07/1974

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ZALE CORPORATION

Interview ID: OHB 0082

A university of North Texas Ph.D. Dissertation written by Tommy W. Stringer and based upon oral history interviews; history of Jews and discrimination against them in Tsarist Russia; Zhid; shtetl; immigration difficulties; immigration policies of the united States; arrival of Sam Zalevsky in Texas, 1910; Jewish communities in Texas; Ku Klux Klan in Texas in 1920s; establishment of Zales jewelry stores, 1924; company philosophy and credit policy; advertising techniques; early growth of the firm; coping with the Great Depression; impact of the deterioration of oil-based economy upon the firm; post-Depression era growth; impact of World War II; post war expansion and purchase of Corrigan’s; impact of Love field on the firm’s international expansion and diversification; role of the DeBeers “Diamond Syndicate”; British Crown Jewels; firm’s philanthropic activities; Rovinsky trial for misappropriation of funds and illegal political campaign contributions in 1970s; Light of Peace Diamond; difficulties with internal Revenue Service and Securities and Exchange Commission in 1970s; 1980s prosperity.
Date of Interview:
01/01/1983 to 31/12/1984

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ZALMAN, Rudolph P. (b. 1911)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0335

His experiences while ashore at home in Honolulu during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 (He was actually attached to the repair ship USS Medusa).
Date of Interview: 15/05/1976

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ZANCA, John R. (b. 1921)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0732

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Honolulu during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 14/11/1987

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ZANGARI, Samuel (b. 1915)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 24th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 0062

Postal clerk. His experiences with the 24th Infantry Division at Ala Moana Crater during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 05/01/1971

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ZETT, Christopher R. ( b.1916)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0374

His experiences while aboard the target battleship USS Utah during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 12/07/1977

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