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Audio/visual
Atlanta, Georgia
November 6, 2001
Video/transcript
56 pages

Michael Coolik was born in Talbotton, Georgia but grew up in Colubus, Georgia where his father, Louis Solomon, had a dry-goods store. (Eventually he had stores in other towns as well.) The Coolik family (many different spellings) emigrated from Poland in the early 1900s, arrived in Savannah and spread out throughout small towns in Georgia. Michael was a shoe salesman, his move to Atlanta, and his eventually becoming an actor in California and then returning to Georgia. His mother, Jean Battle Coolik, was a Christian but when she married his father she converted to Judaism. Michael discusses intermarriage, his bar mitzvah, Jewish life in small towns in the south, his father's store, his father's relationship with the black community, antisemitism and the Ku Klux Klan. In Atlanta he discusses Jewish-Jewish relations, the Standard Club

OHC-Michael Coolik

Michael Coolik (1942 - ) - Oral History

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Coolik, Michael, 1942-


Reynolds, Georgia
Georgia

Georgia


Coolik, David


Emigration and Immigration


United States


Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926


Shoe Industry and Trade


Butler (Ga.)
Georgia

S. B. Friedman Shoe Company (Savannah, Ga.)
Shoe Industry and Trade

Boxing
Athletics; Sports

Jewish boxers


Talbotton, Georgia
Georgia

Coolik's (Talbotton, Ga.)
Department Stores

Coolik, Louis Solomon


Antisemitism


Columbus (Ga.)
Georgia

Bar Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Judaism--Customs and Practices


Coolik, Jean Battle


Automobile Industry and Trade


Coolik, Adolphus


Congregation Shearith Israel (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

Synagogues


Temple (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

Jewish-Jewish Relations


Jews, German


Standard Club (Johns Creek, Ga.)
Clubs

Clubs


Jews--Relations with Blacks
Blacks - Relations with Jews

Blacks--Relations with Jews
Jews - Relations with Blacks

Christmas
Holidays

Holidays


University of Georgia
Universities and Colleges

Universities and Colleges


Sales


Coolik, Samuel


Coolik, Kenneth


Jewish-Christian Relations


Acting


Civil Rights Movement


Segregation


Race Relations


Coolik, Eugene


White Supremacy Movements


Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
White Supremacy Movements

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