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Atlanta, Georgia
April 12, 2005
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90 pages

Robert Gerson was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended public schools in New York and Atlanta, Georgia, to which he moved in 1941. He graduated from Emory University in 1949, where he majored in journalism. His father was in the hat trade in which Robert participated. Robert worked for the Atlanta Paper Company and WSB-TV. He married a French woman, Michelene, who he met on a trip to Europe and whose family survived the war in Vichy France in hiding. Robert discusses the social life of Atlanta Jews, the Jewish clubs, Ballyhoo club, youth groups, various synagogues, his family and children, and race relations.

OHC-Robert Gerson

Robert Gerson (1928 - ) - Oral History

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Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
New York

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Clothing Industry and Trade


New York City (N.Y.)
New York

Sewell Manufacturing (Atlanta, Ga.)
Hat trade

Gerson, Robert L., 1928-


Hat Trade
Clothing Industry and Trade

Public Schools


Gerson, Saul, 1899-1962


Massell, Benjamin J., Sr., 1886-1962


Dramas


Jews, German


Robley Hats (Atlanta, Ga.)
Hat trade

WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Television Broadcasting

Television Broadcasting


Jewish soldiers


United States. Air Force


Atlanta Paper Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Paper Industry and Trade

Paper Industry and Trade


France


Israel


Atlanta Ballyhoo Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs

Clubs


Aircraft Accidents--Paris, France, 1962


Uhry, Alfred, 1937-


Intermarriage


Mayfair Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs

Jewish Progressive Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs

Temple (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

Synagogues


Congregation Beth Jacob (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

Emory University
Universities and Colleges

Universities and Colleges


Blacks--Relations with Jews
Jews - Relations with Blacks

Jews--Relations with Blacks
Blacks - Relations with Jews

Race Relations


King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968


Civil Rights Movement


Jews, French


Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)


Radio Broadcasting


WSB (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.)
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Korean War, 1950-1953


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