Norman H. Finkelstein
Full text from interview with Norman Finkelstein on July 1, 2009. Highlighted section are included in audio presentation. Audio requires QuickTime player (free download from Apple) or equivalent MP3 player installed with your browser.
Norman H. Finkelstein, a long-time instructor at Hebrew College in Boston and a retired public school librarian, is the author of 18 nonfiction books for young readers. Two of his books, Heeding the Call and Forged in Freedom won National Jewish Book Awards. His biography of Edward R. Murrow, With Heroic Truth received the Golden Kite Honor Award for Nonfiction.
A proud graduate of Chelsea High School class of 1959, he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from both Boston University and Hebrew College and is the recipient of Hebrew College’s Louis Hillson Memorial Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He is the series editor of the Jewish Publication Society’s acclaimed JPS Guides and is a member of The Authors Guild, the Association of Jewish Libraries and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He lives in Framingham, Massachusetts with his wife, Rosalind (also a CHS ’59 grad). Norman is the father of three grown children and the grandfather of two wonderful grandchildren.
Part 1 –Immigration –
Early Chelsea Memories – Approx. 7 minutes total.