Monday, March 3, 2014

Lou & Minnie Tolchin - 1989 Interview

Thanks to my father, we have a short (16:34) interview with my maternal grandparents (Lou & Minnie Joshowitz Tolchin) from 1989.  In it, they talk about their families and growing up in Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh and McKeesport, respectively) in the 1920s and 1930s.  I've converted it from VHS format, and here it is.  It even includes my grandfather's rendition of the famous (at least within our family) Schenley High School cheer.


  1. What a treasure! This must be wonderful for your family to have. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Lara, my parents and I really enjoyed watching this video. My father said Lou didn't go overseas to fight because his mother, Mollie, petitioned the government to keep him in the US as he was her sole support as her husband was deceased. - Andrea Ehrenreich