Gwartzman, Sorrell

Sorrell Gwartzman’s father Harold Rubin fought in the Canadian forces during WW2, and this interview is a record both of her experiences growing up in Canada during the war, and of his actions overseas. While her father enlisted and went on to be a member of the RCAF’s Precision Squad who was awarded the DFC, Sorrell remembers dealing with rationing, air raids, and patriotic sacrifice. She also remembers her father’s letters home and seeing him in uniform on his return. This interview, done by Crestwood student Howard Rosenblat in early 2008, offers a good look at both first- and secondhand memories of the war years.