Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Karl Karesh

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Karl Karesh
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Stender, Barbara Karesh
Karesh, Karl, 1912-1997
Karl Karesh, born in 1912, discusses growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, focusing on his neighborhood, the local merchants, his Hebrew school training, and his family and their adherence to Orthodox religious observances. He addresses the differences between the uptown and downtown Jews before World War II, and describes his clothing business, and other Jewish- and gentile-owned dry goods stores, in Charleston during the post-war years.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Karesh, Karl, 1912-1997 – Interviews
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish sects -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Brith Sholom (Charleston, S.C.), Beth Israel (Charleston, S.C.), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, S.C.), Council of Jewish Juniors (U.S.), Aleph Zadik Aleph. Charleston Chapter, Kalushiner Society (Charleston, S.C.)
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-065
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.