Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Bernard Warshaw

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Bernard Warshaw
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Rosenblum, Sandra Lee Kahn
Warshaw, Bernard, 1920-
Bernard Warshaw discusses growing up in Walterboro, South Carolina, and the periods he spent in Charleston, first, from age nine to thirteen, when he was studying for his bar mitzvah and, later, while attending The Citadel. His parents, Murray and Dotty Bebergal Warshaw, emigrated as children from Poland in the early 1900s. They met in Charleston, where each had family, and moved to Walterboro after they married. Bernard talks about his family’s business, Warshaw’s, and Walterboro’s other Jewish merchants. He served in the army during World War II, and saved the photographs he took of the concentration camp in Dachau, which he visited the day after it was liberated. He married Ann Wagner of Boston and they raised three daughters in Walterboro. Among the topics discussed: intermarriage; the importance of religion and involvement in civic and political matters; the reason his children and grandchildren are more observant than he was as a child; and relations between Jews and African Americans. Note: See also Bernard Warshaw Holocaust atrocity photographs, Mss. 1065-027, Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Dachau (Concentration camp)
Topical Subject:
Jews--South Carolina--Religious life, Jewish merchants--South Carolina--Walterboro--History, Jewish merchants--South Carolina--Charleston--History, World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish, African Americans--South Carolina--Relations with Jews--History
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-063
S.C. County:
Colleton County (S.C.), Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
audio/mpeg, application/pdf
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Preferred Citation:
Bernard Warshaw, audio interview by Dale Rosengarten and Sandra Lee Kahn Rosenblum, 10 April 1996, Mss 1035-063, Special Collections, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2013, College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.