Alexander Bloch describes his parents' desire for him to start a career in business rather than in music, and his ultimate decision to pursue what he loved.
George Mardikian describes his Armenian custom of serving the staff of his restaurant on Christmas Day, his imprisonment and escape from Armenia, and the welcome and success he found in America.
Hans Simons remembers his experiences in Nazi, Germany and the necessity of leaving Europe and tells how he assimilated and appreciates the diversity and freedoms of his new country.
Eleanor Roosevelt describes growing up in a religious household and later questioning her childhood beliefs, and concludes with the belief that a person must simply do the best that she can while meeting the future with courage.
Maximilian Hodder describes his experiences in prewar Poland, as a prisoner sent to a Siberian concentration camp, and as an immigrant to America, and summarizes his beliefs with the conviction that humanity is more good than evil, that individuals have a right to live the life of their choice, and that he has the responsibility to work to end oppression.
Lost Theaters of Somerville: Nick Riselli Interview
Harlan Cleveland describes his beliefs as "ideas that Im willing to do something about" and recounts the satisfaction he derives from helping others achieve basic needs such as justice, security, and a sense of achievement.
Lost Theaters of Somerville: Tony Fidelle Interview
Interview conducted on 2/13/05 by Sam Stiegler at Oscar Greene's home in West Medford.
Lloyd Jordan explains why he believes man is imperishable and the importance of children to peace and happiness in the future.