Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Sam Kirshtein

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Sam Kirshtein
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Rosenbaum, Marcus D.
Kirshtein, Sam, 1925-
Sam Kirshtein is the son of Polish immigrants who, like many of their landsmen from Kaluszyn, Poland, settled in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1900s. Sam, who was born in 1925 and grew up in the St. Philip Street neighborhood, describes the “Uptown” and “Downtown” Jews, and the two Orthodox synagogues, Brith Sholom and Beth Israel. After serving in the army’s Chemical Warfare Service during World War II, he returned home to help out at the family’s furniture store on King Street.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Kirshtein, Sam, 1925- -- Interviews, Kirshtein, Abe, Kirshtein, Alter
Topical Subject:
Kalushiner Society (Charleston, S.C.), Brith Sholom (Charleston, S.C.), Beth Israel (Charleston, S.C.), Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish families -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish families -- Religious life -- South Carolina -- Charleston, Jewish sects -- South Carolina -- Charleston -– History, Immigrants -- United States -- History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston –- History
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-174
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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application/pdf, audio/mpeg
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