Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Helen Garfinkel Rosenshein

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Helen Garfinkel Rosenshein
Grossman, Michael Samuel
Rosenshein, Helen Garfinkel, 1919-2006
Helen "Elkie" Rosenshein recalls childhood friends and neighbors from the 1920s and ’30s in Charleston, South Carolina. Her parents, Sam and Hannah Garfinkel, immigrants from Divin, Russia, followed Sam’s brother to the coastal city and opened a mattress factory. She describes the traditional Jewish foods served by her mother, who kept a kosher home with the help of an African American woman named Louisa. After working at the Charleston Navy Yard, Helen and her good friend, Freda Goldberg, spent a year in San Francisco, where they took advantage of local cultural events and volunteered at the Jewish Community Center.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Rosenshein, Helen (Elkie) Garfinkel, 1919-2006 – Interviews
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social life and customs, Charleston (S.C.) -- Ethnic relations, Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Identity, Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish youth -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-106
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
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.