Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Abel Banov

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Abel Banov
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-
Banov, Abel, 1915-1997
Abel Banov draws on memories of his childhood in Charleston, South Carolina, to describe his familys customs, the synagogues, his fathers business ventures, the local merchants, and the differences between the citys uptown and downtown Jews. In 1939, he was hired by the North American Newspaper Alliance to cover stories in Spain just after the Spanish Civil War ended and, in the 1940s, he was founding editor of El Mundos English newspaper in Puerto Rico. He married Joan Heinemann, who fled Nazi Germany in the late 1930s.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Banov, Abel, 1915-1997 -- Interviews, Wichmann, G. Theodore, b. 1886
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina –- Interviews, Motion picture theaters -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston – History, African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Relations with Jews -- History, Segregation -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Antisemitism -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Kalushiner Society (Charleston, S.C.), Jewish journalists –- Biography, Jewish religious education -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Brith Sholom (Charleston, S.C.), Beth Israel (Charleston, S.C.), Emanu-El (Charleston, S.C.)
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-060
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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application/pdf, audio/mpeg
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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.