Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Isaac Jacobs

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Isaac Jacobs
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948–
Jacobs, Isaac, 1916–1999, Jacobs, Ruth Bass, 1923–2007
In the second part of an interview, Isaac Jacobs continues his discussion of his family history, including how his mother’s family name, Farber, was changed to Pearlstine in Trestina, Poland. His mother, Ethel Pearlstine of Branchville, married Louis Jacobs (Karesh) in 1908, and the couple raised eight children in the Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood of Charleston, South Carolina. Isaac describes his siblings, his aunts and uncles on the Jacobs side, and relays anecdotes passed down in the family about life in Charleston. Isaac also talks about his experiences in the military during World War II. He married Ruth Bass of North, South Carolina, who joins him in this interview. Note: The audio quality of this recording is poor. Corrections and additions to the transcript were made by Isaac and/or his wife, Ruth, during proofing. See Mss. 1035-005 for the first part of this interview, dated February 1, 1995, and Mss. 1035-173 for another interview on January 26, 1998.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Jacobs, Isaac, 1916–1999, Jacobs family, Karesh family, Pearlstine family, Farber family, Brith Sholom (Charleston, S.C.), United States. Army
Topical Subject:
Jews--South Carolina--Charleston--History, Jewish merchants--South Carolina--Charleston--History
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry, Midlands
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-009
Internet Media Type:
audio/mpeg; application/pdf
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2012, The College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.