Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Helen Laufer Dwork Berle and Maurice Berle

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Helen Laufer Dwork Berle and Maurice Berle
Interviewer:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Lander, Melissa Rebecca
Interviewee:
Berle, Helen Laufer Dwork, 1923-2005, Berle, Maurice, 1916-2005
Date:
1998-02-09
Description:
Helen Laufer Dwork Berle describes growing up in her native city, Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1920s and 30s. She discusses in detail Jewish merchants and the St. Philip Street neighborhood. Her parents, Harry and Tillie Hufeizen Laufer, who immigrated from Mogelnitsa, Poland, owned a mens clothing store on King Street before opening a restaurant. Laufers was Charlestons first kosher restaurant and served as a social hub during World War II.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Berle, Helen Laufer Dwork, 1923-2005 -- Interviews, Berle, Maurice, 1916-2005 – Interviews
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina –- Interviews, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social life and customs, Immigrants -- United States –- History, Restaurateurs -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Kosher food -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish sects -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Beth Israel (Charleston, S.C.), Brith Sholom (Charleston), Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina –- Walterboro -– History
Geographic Subject:
St. Philip Street (Charleston, S.C.), Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-177
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.