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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Barbara Gutow

Gutow, Barbara editedBarbara Gutow was born and raised in Illinois and moved to Dallas after graduating from college at North Texas State University. She came to Dallas to teach, and met her husband, Billy, while he was working in the scrap metal business after having completed law school. Barbara has been a very active and important leader and volunteer in Dallas’s Jewish community. She was on the board of Jewish Family Service, Golden Acres, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, has dedicated much of her time to serving less fortunate communities, and has been involved with the National Council of Jewish Women, among other organizations.

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Sarah Yarrin

Yarrin, SARAHSarah Yarrin was born and raised in Tyler, TX, with her three sisters: Fanny, Marilyn and Ruthie. Sarah’s father came from Poland to Galveston without his parents, and her mother came to Tyler, Texas, at the age of 16. Sarah married Marvin Yarrin z”l and moved to Dallas, Texas, where they raised three daughters. She has passionately stated that one should look forward but never forget the past, which she demonstrates through her involvement and work with the Dallas Holocaust Museum and as a Life Member of the Dallas Jewish Historical Society Board of Directors. Additionally, as a very musical woman, Sarah has long been an active member of the Temple Emanu-El choir.

We have two interviews in our collection for Sarah.

Click here to watch the interview conducted by Karen Prager on February 4, 2001.

Click here to watch the interview conducted by Scott Farber on October 13, 2014.

Reva Morrow

Reva MorrowReva Morrow was born in 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she met her husband, Neil, who was in medical school at the time. They moved to Dallas due to her husband’s internship at the Methodist Hospital. Upon their arrival, they found the growing Dallas Jewish community through Hadassah, Temple Emanu-El, and B’nai B’rith. Through these organizations, the Morrows made themselves at home in Dallas’ Jewish community, where they have had great success.

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