Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Margot Strauss Freudenberg

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Margot Strauss Freudenberg
Interviewer:
Grossman, Michael Samuel
Interviewee:
Freudenberg, Margot Strauss, 1907-
Date:
1997-02-24
Description:
Margot Strauss Freudenberg recalls life in Germany before and after Hitler came to power. She was born in Hanover in 1907 to a family that was proud to be Jewish, but limited religious observance to the High Holidays. Margot describes the debate among Jewish Germans, including her own parents, about the necessity of leaving Nazi Germany, and her struggle to get her family out of the country. They eventually escaped to Charleston, South Carolina, where Margot became a well-known community activist.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Freudenberg, Margot Strauss, 1907- -- Interviews
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Kristallnacht, 1938, Immigrants -- United States -- History, Antisemitism -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Identity, Jews -- Germany -- Hanover -- Social life and customs, Jewish merchants -- Germany -- Westphalia -- History, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany –- Berlin
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-122
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.