Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Sophia Marie Friedheim Beers

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Sophia Marie Friedheim Beers
Interviewer:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Goode, Harriet Marshall, Stender, Barbara Karesh
Interviewee:
Beers, Sophia Marie Friedheim,1927-
Date:
1999-09-22
Description:
Born in 1927, Sophia Marie Friedheim Beers was raised in the Protestant faith in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Her grandfather Arnold Friedheim, a German Jewish immigrant, settled in the town after the Civil War. His brother, Julius, followed him to Rock Hill and together they ran A. Friedheim and Brother. The department store, which supplied uniforms to Winthrop College students, closed its doors in 1964 after nearly a century in business. Sophia recounts the story of her cousins, the Schwartzes, who escaped Nazi Germany in 1938 and came to Rock Hill.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Beers, Sophia Marie Friedheim, 1927- -- Interviews
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill -- History, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill – History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Cultural assimilation -- History, Winthrop College –- History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill -- Social life and customs, World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-220
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
application/pdf, audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2011, The College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.