Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Alex Lash and Lila Winter Lash

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Alex Lash and Lila Winter Lash
Rosenblum, Sandra Lee Kahn
Lash, Alex, 1918-2002, Lash, Lila Winter, 1928-2010
Lila Winter Lash, daughter of Fay Nebb and Louis Winter, was born in 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. She discusses her family history, including the Winter family’s early-twentieth-century connection to Charleston, South Carolina. When Lila met Alex “Al” Lash in New York, he was working as a kosher butcher in a family business that extended four or five generations back to the Old Country. Lila and Al, who married in 1947, describe Al’s training and career in butchering, kosher and non-kosher. Two years after they married, the couple moved to Charleston after agreeing to buy Joseph and Anna Zalkin’s kosher butcher shop on King Street. The Lashes recall the difficulties of running the business, including procurement, long hours, competition, and customer relations. Dealing with rumors that they weren’t kosher and storing their inventory during two hurricanes were among the challenges they faced. Lila provides anecdotes and information relating to Al’s love of bowling and his involvement in leagues.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Topical Subject:
Jews--South Carolina--Charleston--Interviews, Jewish businesspeople--South Carolina--Charleston--History, Kosher food industry--South Carolina--Charleston--History, Bowling--South Carolina--Charleston--History
Shelving Locator:
Mss. 1035-084
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Preferred Citation:
Alex Lash and Lila Winter Lash, audio interview by Sandra Lee Kahn Rosenblum, 24 July 1996, 25 July 1996, and 3 October 1996, Mss 1035-084, 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.