Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Ellis Irvin Kahn

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Ellis Irvin Kahn
Interviewer:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Rosenblum, Sandra Lee Kahn
Interviewee:
Kahn, Ellis Irvin, 1936-
Date:
1997-04-10
Description:
Ellis Irvin Kahn, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, describes his family background and his years growing up in the coastal city where his father owned a wholesale and retail grocery business. His great-grandfather, Josiah Kaminitsky, appears in the South Carolina Supreme Court records of 1885. He lost both legs in a train accident, sued the North Eastern Railroad Company, and won. Ellis, an attorney and former president of the Charleston Jewish Federation, recounts the aftereffects of Hurricane Hugo (1989) on the areas residents and the relief efforts of local, national, and Israeli Jews. He married Janice Weinstein of Shreveport, Louisiana, and the couple raised three children in Charleston.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Kahn, Ellis Irvin, 1936- -- Interviews, Heller, Max M. (Max Moses), 1919-, Tarshish, Allan, 1907-1982, Atwater, Lee
Topical Subject:
Charleston Jewish Federation, Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston – History, Zionism and Judaism, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish sects -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jews -- Immigrants -- United States -- History, Jews -- Europe, Eastern -- Social life and customs, Brith Sholom (Charleston, S.C.), Beth Israel (Charleston, S.C.), Hebrew Benevolent Society (Charleston, S.C.), Hebrew Orphan Society (Charleston, S.C.), Kalushiner Society (Charleston, S.C.)
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-142
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.