Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Betty Hirsch Lancer

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Betty Hirsch Lancer
Grossman, Michael Samuel
Lancer, Betty Hirsch, 1924-
Betty Hirsch Lancer, the daughter of emigrants from Mogelnitza, Poland, describes growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, in the decades before World War II. Her father acted in New York’s Yiddish theaters with limited success, and his father made and sold schnapps out of his house on St. Philip Street during Prohibition. Betty recalls the Great Depression, discusses how her parents made a living, and mentions other families in Charleston who were from Mogelnitza.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Lancer, Betty Hirsch, 1924- -- Interviews
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jews -- Immigrants -- United States –- History
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-157
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.