Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Larry Freudenberg

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Larry Freudenberg
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-
Freudenberg, Larry, 1959-
Larry Freudenberg relates the history of both sides of his family. His mothers forebears, the Triests, immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, from Bavaria in the 1850s, opened a clothing store on King Street, and joined the Reform congregation, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. Larry's father, Henry Freudenberg, was a young boy when he escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 with his parents and grandparents. They eventually settled in Charleston. Larry discusses his experiences growing up in the 1960s and 70s, and feeling trapped between two cultures. Gentile children teased him for being Jewish, while Orthodox Jewish children accused him of being not Jewish enough. Larry runs the family's insurance business established in 1903 by his great-grandfather, Montague Triest.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Freudenberg, Larry Walter, 1959- -- Interviews, Cohn, Edward L.
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- Identity, Jews -- Societies, etc, Jewish sects, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Kristallnacht, 1938, Immigrants -- United States –- History, School integration -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Aleph Zadik Aleph. Charleston Chapter -- History, Orange Grove Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.), Jewish merchants -- Germany -- Essen -- History, Business -- South Carolina -- Charleston, Jewish refugees -- United States, Jews -- Germany – 1933-1945
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-058
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.