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This interview with Emil Krizar was conducted in his room at Camphill Ghent on the 1st of July, 2015. Krizar, originally from New York City, was born in 1925 and is a long time resident of the Hudson area. The interview touched on many parts of his life including travel, his relationship with his family, his working life as a car salesman, and family history. He spoke of his father, originally from Europe, who served in hospitals in the First World War and later moved to New York, where he, among other things, became a respected baker. Krizar described moving to the Hudson area initially to get away from the city and mentioned the buying and fixing up old houses in his early years in the Hudson area.
This interview might be relevant to people interested in Hudson city history, Camphill Ghent, senior citizens, and WWI.
Antoine Guerlain, originally from Vermont, has been a resident of Columbia County for 8 years and currently lives in the town of Livingston. He works full time co-managing the bakery at Camphill Village Copake and lives with his partner on her farm. This interview was the second he’d conducted, as a student in the Oral History Summer School course ‘Let Us All Our Voices Raise’. He was led to the course through his interest in oral history as a documentary form and in the hope that it could deepen and enrich his work with special needs people.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
Oral history is an iterative process. In keeping with oral history values of anti-fixity, interviewees will have an opportunity to add, annotate and reflect upon their lives and interviews in perpetuity. Talking back to the archive is a form of “shared authority.”