Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Isaac Jacobs

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Isaac Jacobs
Interviewer:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948–, Rosenbaum, Marcus D.
Interviewee:
Jacobs, Isaac, 1916–1999, Jacobs, Ruth Bass, 1923–2007
Date:
1998-01-26
Description:
Isaac Jacobs, in a follow-up session to his previous interviews that were poor in audio quality, tells many of the same stories recorded in 1995 (see Mss. 1035-005 and Mss. 1035-009). He discusses his immigrant grandfathers, Louis Pearlstine and Isaac Jacobs, the changes in the family surnames, and his aunts and uncles on both sides. He tells several anecdotes involving Louis Engelberg of Ridgeville, South Carolina, the family’s interactions with African Americans, and his father’s dealings with wholesalers. He recalls many of the Jewish merchants in Charleston, South Carolina, particularly food retailers such as the Zalkins, Rudichs, Mazos, and Kareshes. Jacobs also describes the origin of the West Ashley minyan house located in South Windermere subdivision. Note: this interview is also available in VHS (original) and DVD (use copy) formats to be accessed in person in Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston.
Collection:
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.)
Topical Subject:
Jews--South Carolina--Charleston--History, Jewish merchants--South Carolina--Charleston--History, Jewish merchants--South Carolina--Myrtle Beach--History
Geographic Subject:
Lowcountry, Midlands, Pee Dee
Language:
English
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-173
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.