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Accession number OHC
Object Name Recording
Title Burton Shifman Oral History
Collection Albert and Pauline Dubin Oral History Project
Date September 10, 2013
Scope & Content The oral history video touches on the life of Burton Shifman, particularly growing up in Detroit, family life, and community involvement. He touches on attending United Hebrew Schools, and being active in the Oak Park community, Jewish National Fund, the Anti-Defamation League, and Beth Shalom synagogue. His work with the Ravitz Foundation is mentioned. Shifman also shares stories on anti-semitism he has faced.

To view the video in its entirety, or to request the transcript, please contact the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives.
Admin/Biographical History Burton "Burt" Shifman was born in 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Jennie Shifman. He attended McCullough, Durgee Intermediate, and Central High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree and M.B.A from University of Michigan, and received his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University. He has worked as both an attorney and judge.

Shifman was, and continues to be, involved in many organizations, particularly Jewish organizations. He is the president of the Ravitz Foundation. He is married to Sue and has three children.
Credit line Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Interview date 2013-09-10
Interview place Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Interviewer Sharon Alterman
Audio/Visual Click here to view oral history clip.
Length of Interview 97 minutes