Hilde Schwartz

Schwartz, HildeHilde Schwartz was born in Germany and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She married husband Bill Schwartz in 1950, and they moved together to Dallas in the summer of 1951. Hilde discusses the challenges, particularly segregation and discrimination, that she experienced while adapting to life in the South. Having worked for the Civil Service in Chicago, Hilde temporarily worked at the downtown flagship Neiman Marcus store, until she was hired as a Women of the Air Force (WAF) and Women of the Army Corps (WAC) Recruiter. The mother of  three, Hilde has family located thorughout the United States. She is a wonderful volunteer at Legacy and an active member of Temple Emanu-El, particularly involved with its Sisterhood.

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Harrell Pailet

Harrell PailetHarrell Pailet was born in 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Tulane University for his undergraduate years and also for law school. He and his wife, Marilyn, married towards the end of Harrell’s law school career. After completing law school, Harrell began his army service in 1964. Since his arrival in Dallas, he has served and supported the greater Dallas Jewish community as well.  Inspired by the actions of his grandparents, parents, and in-laws, Harrell, a practicing attorney, has become a prominent supporter of many charities in Dallas and its Jewish community.

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Berta Goetz

Berta GoetzBerta Goetz was born in 1927 in Tübingen, Germany. She moved with her family to Yugoslavia at age six in 1934, where they lived before making the long journey to America in 1939. Berta’s father started a scrap metal business once they arrived in Philadelphia. After attending high school in Philadelphia, Berta went to Moore College of Art and Design. She met her husband in New York while working as a designer for a textile studio, and they married in 1951. Berta & Arno z”l moved to Dallas the day after they married, as a result of Berta’s husband’s job in an international cotton firm. Together they spent a lot of time traveling and sharing in the joy of their four children. Berta is still an active member of the Dallas Jewish community.

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