Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Sylvan Rosen and Meyer Rosen

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Sylvan Rosen and Meyer Rosen
Interviewer:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-
Interviewee:
Rosen, Sylvan, 1913-1996, Rosen, Meyer, 1919-
Date:
1995-07-17
Description:
Sylvan and Meyer Rosen, brothers and natives of Georgetown, South Carolina, recall growing up in the coastal city and socializing regularly with gentiles. The Jewish congregation, Beth Elohim, too small to support a rabbi, received support from Charleston’s Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. The brothers name of some of Georgetown’s Jewish families and provide background on their extended families, the Lewenthals, Weinbergs, and Rosens. Their father, Harry Rosen, and their uncle Albert Schneider, who married sisters Dora and Fannie Lewenthal, operated The New Store, which initially sold men’s and ladies’ clothing and later furniture and appliances. Besides practicing law in Georgetown, both men held political office—Sylvan as mayor and Meyer as a state legislator.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Rosen, Sylvan Lewenthal, 1913-1996 -- Interviews, Rosen, Meyer, 1919- -- Interviews, Lewenthal, Philip, d. 1910, Lewenthal, Sally Weinberg, d. 1904, Rosen, Dora Lewenthal, b. 1884, Rosen, Harry Nathan, b. 1884
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina – Interviews, Jews -- South Carolina -- Georgetown -- History, Jews -- South Carolina -- Georgetown -- Social life and customs, Georgetown (S.C.) -- Politics and government -- History
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-035
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.