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Betty N. Hoffman, PhD (anthropology), has conducted oral histories in and written extensively about the Greater Hartford Jewish community for many years. Her varied academic career includes teaching anthropology, social science research methods and English as a second language, as well as academic and business writing at various local universities and businesses. She is currently president of the New England Association of Oral History. Her most recent project was interviewing several of the informants and writing the script for the documentary film Pride, Honor and Courage: Jewish Women Remember World War II (JHSGH 2009). Dr. Hoffman’s publications include: Jewish Hearts: A Study in Dynamic Ethnicity in the United States and the Soviet Union (SUNY Press, 2001); “Witness to War: 1941–1945: The Soviet Jewish Experience,” Connecticut Jewish History (JHSGH, 2001; Bruce M. Stave, ed.); Honoring the Past: Building the Future: The History of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford (JHSGH, 2007); Jewish West Hartford: From City to Suburb (History Press, 2007); and Liberation: Stories of Survival from the Holocaust (Enslow, in press).


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Jews -- Connecticut -- History.
Jews -- Connecticut -- Social conditions.
Connecticut -- Ethnic relations.