Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Rose Rudnick Rubin

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Rose Rudnick Rubin
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-
Rubin, Rose Rudnick, 1917-2003
Rose Rubin, daughter of Polish immigrants Sophie Halpern and Morris Rudnick, recounts stories about her family’s life in the Old Country and her parents’ immigration to New York. Sophie moved with her first husband, Ralph Panitz, to Aiken, South Carolina, for his health. The town had a reputation as a salubrious retreat for people with pulmonary problems. Morris followed his sister, Anne, who had married Solomon Surasky, to Aiken, where he married Sophie after she became widowed. Rose describes her mother’s awareness of the dangers of the Nazi regime and her efforts to convince family members to come to America, and discusses the history of “Happyville,” a Jewish farming community, established just outside of Aiken in 1905. Rose married former state senator Hyman Rubin of Columbia, South Carolina.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Rubin, Rose Rudnick, 1917-2003 -- Interviews, Rubin, Hyman, 1913-2005, Karesh, David, 1878-1964, Ballon, Sidney, Gruber, David
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- South Carolina -- Aiken –- History, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Aiken -- History, African Americans -- Relations with Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) –- Influence, Agricultural colonies -- South Carolina -- Happyville, Happyville (S.C.) -- History, Jews -- Colonization -- South Carolina, Immigrants -- United States –- History, House of Peace (Columbia, S.C.), Tree of Life (Columbia, S.C.)
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-072
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
application/pdf, audio/mpeg
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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.