Item SR165_T01S1 - Oral history interview with Sammy and Zaki Kahl, by Robert Gassner [Sound Recording 01]

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Oral history interview with Sammy and Zaki Kahl, by Robert Gassner [Sound Recording 01]


  • 1988-09-06 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:29:28

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Sammy Kahl (1926-2006) was born in Syria. He immigrated to the United States in the 1950s. He ran a carpeting business, Kahl International, with his brothers in Portland, Oregon.

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Tape 1, Side 1. The Kahl brothers discuss their family, including their distant relation to Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh, the experience of immigrating to the United States and how they came to Portland, Oregon, The Syrian Orthodox Church, the Syrian Lebanese American Club, and the Syrian-American community in Portland. They also briefly discuss how the creation of Israel affected the Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian communities.

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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA)

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  • eng

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Oral history interview with Sammy and Zaki Kahl, by Robert Gassner, 1988 September 6, SR 165, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

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40.5 MiB


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