Historians must evaluate personal accounts with care. Often individuals record events and thoughts placing themselves in the best possible light. Then, too, memories do not necessarily serve well when looking back three and four decades. Such memories, like historical interpretations, can be clouded by intervening events. Nevertheless, reminiscences can provide information and insights that may otherwise be unavailable. As the years pass it becomes more important to record the memories of those directly involved in events so that their insights are not lost to future generations. This section includes the memories of two rabbis of the era and the spouse of a third. Each examines emotions and events not recorded elsewhere.