Max Drilling

In this interview, Max Drilling speaks to a woman from a magazine about his past with the jewelry business from Newark, New Jersey to Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Drilling discusses the intricacies of cutting diamonds, and the various jobs when working with diamonds. Retired from his business Drilling & Goldberg, he discusses the various activities that keeps him busy.

Interviewer and date of interview are unknown.


Nathan Donsky

Nathan Donsky talks to Ginger Jacobs about his life and the history of his work career. Mr. Donsky was part of the San Angelo and West Texas community, but grew up and eventually lived part time in Dallas. As an adult he gave back in many ways, funding the Jewish Foundation of Greater Dallas to help give back to local charities. 

He was interviewed by Ginger Jacobs on January 5, 1988.


Ervin Donsky

Ervin Donsky was born in Dallas in 1916. He founded Sterling Wholesale Jewelers in 1949 and was involved in a number of Jewish establishments and organizations in Dallas. He helped establish Anne & Nate Levine Academy, the current location of the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas, and Congregation Beth Torah. He was also involved with Shearith Israel, Tiferet Israel, Agudas Achim, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Golden Acres, Jewish Family Service, Dallas Citizen Charter Organization, and the National Council for Christians and Jews.

He was interviewed on August 14, 1983 by Ginger Jacobs.


Ann Cortel

Ann Cortel describes her life from living in Frankfurt Germany as an Orthodox Jewish middle-class family, to eventually moving to Dallas Texas in May of 1947 after becoming widowed. She grew up attending the Jewish Scouts, the Twenty-Fiver Club at the Dallas Jewish Community Center and worked at the Dallas community center later in life. She married Walter Cortel, who was related to Albert Einstein, whom she met with multiple times.