Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Ida Ginsberg

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Ida Ginsberg
Cydney G. Berry
Ginsberg, Ida, 1914-1998
Ida Berry Ginsberg, in an interview with her nephew’s wife, Cydney G. Berry, discusses the Berry (Berzin or Berzinsky) family history, with a focus on her father, Barnett Berry, who emigrated from Russia around 1892. After spending two years in New York, he moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where he opened B. Berry’s, a shoe repair and sales shop on Assembly Street. He married Annie Levine and they raised seven children. Ida recalls that the family observed the Sabbath at home, with only the men attending weekly services at House of Peace Synagogue. She remembers the Depression, but notes that it did not negatively affect her family’s welfare.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Topical Subject:
Jews--South Carolina--Columbia--Interviews, Jewish Merchants--South Carolina--Columbia--History, Jews--South Carolina--Columbia--Social life and customs
Shelving Locator:
Mss 1035-059
S.C. County:
Richland County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Preferred Citation:
Ida Ginsberg, audio interview by Cydney G. Berry, 23 March 1996, Mss 1035-059, Special Collections, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.
Copyright Status Statement:
Copyright © College of Charleston Libraries.
Access Information:
For more information contact Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.