Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Sara Bolgla Breibart

Read along with the transcript in a new window

Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Sara Bolgla Breibart
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948–, Bolgla, Debra, Perlmutter, Jeri Haas
Breibart, Sara
Sara Bolgla Breibart, at the age of one, emigrated from Brest-Litovsk with her parents and four-year-old brother. They followed her grandfather, Avram Bolgla, to Augusta, Georgia, where he had established a shoe business. With input from her niece, Debra Bolgla, she recounts their family history, including the loss of those who remained behind in Europe to the Holocaust. Sara grew up in Augusta among a small group of Orthodox Jewish families. She discusses the discriminatory attitudes toward African Americans that she observed as a child in Augusta and an adult in Charleston, South Carolina. She married Solomon Breibart of Charleston and they raised two children, Carol and Mark. Note: the transcript contains comments made by Sara during proofing.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Breibart, Sara Bolgla, 1920–, Padoll, Burton, 1929–2004, Tarshish, Allan, 1907–1982, Breibart family, Bolgla family, Sobol family, Sonenberg family, Drucker family, Adas Yeshurun (Augusta, GA), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, S.C.)
Topical Subject:
Jews--South Carolina--Interviews, Jews--Georgia--Augusta--Social life and customs, Jews--South Carolina--Charleston--Social life and customs, Jewish merchants--Georgia--Augusta, Jews--Immigrants--United States--History, Race discrimination—Georgia--Augusta--History, Race discrimination--South Carolina--Charleston--History, World War, 1939–1945--Jews--Rescue, Holocaust, Jewish (1939–1945)
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-336
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.