Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Alex Davis and Suzanne Lurey

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Alex Davis and Suzanne Lurey
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Rosenblum, Sandra Lee Kahn
Davis, Alex, 1922-2007, Lurey, Suzanne, 1961-
Alex Davis, joined by his niece, Suzanne Lurey, who speaks only briefly, discusses his family history and his experiences growing up in Greenville, South Carolina. His father, Victor Davis, opened an auto parts store in Greenville in 1926 and, after he died, Alex and his two brothers, Jack and Louis, ran the family business for nearly four more decades. Alex married Lillian Zaglin, also of Greenville, and they raised two children. He recalls the early leaders of Congregation Beth Israel, Greenville’s Orthodox synagogue, and describes the relationship between Beth Israel, now Conservative, and the Reform congregation, Temple of Israel.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Davis, Alex, 1922-2007 -- Interviews, Lurey, Suzanne, 1961-
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Immigrants -- United States -- History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Greenville -- History, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Greenville -- History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Greenville -- Social life and customs, Jewish sects -- South Carolina -- Greenville -- History, Temple of Israel (Greenville, S.C.), Beth Israel (Greenville, S.C.)
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-131
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.