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Atlanta, Georgia
September 26, 2006
50 pages
Arnovitz Ruth Hillman OHC.JPG

Ruth Hillman Arnovitz was born in Atlanta and attended Commercial High School. Her parents came from Poland/Russia. Her mother, Annie Solomon, had two borthers, Arthur and Ralph, Ruth and Helen (now Cohen). The Hillman's had a manufacturing company, Hill Manufacturing, started in the 1930s that made disinfectants and household cleaning materials. Ruth met her first husband, Jack Lazarus, in Valdosta, Georgia. After they married they moved to Quitman, Georgia where she and Jack had three children: Wayne, Janet (later Greenhill), and Myra (later Pressman). She discusses Jewish life in small town Georgia including the activities of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, racial discrimination and segregation, the civil rights movement and keeping kosher. After Jack Lazarus died in 1975, she moved back to Atlanta and married Morris Arnovitz, a Jewish war veteran of World War II. Morris died in 1988. She discusses the Jewish social scene in Atlanta including the Jewish Progressive Club and the Mayfair Club

OHC-Ruth Hillman Lazarus Arnovitz

Ruth Hillman Lazarus Arnovitz - Oral History

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Arnovitz, Ruth Hillman Lazarus



Ahavath Achim Synagogue (Atlanta, Ga.)


Hillman, Arthur (1905 - 1994)

Hillman, Ralph (1912 - 2004)

Cohen, Helen Hillman, 1919-2014

Hill Manufacturing Company (Atlanta, Ga.)

Commercial High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public Schools

Public Schools

Youth--Societies and Clubs

Young Judaea
Youth - Societies and Clubs

Confirmation (Jewish Rite)
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Judaism--Customs and Practices

Quitman, Georgia

Georgia Board of Education


Civil Rights Movement

Race Relations

Race Discrimination

Lazarus, Wayne (1944 - )

Valdosta (Ga.)

Bat Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Bar Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Jewish-Christian Relations

Arnovitz, Morris, 1916-1988

Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
White Supremacy Movements

White Supremacy Movements

Jewish-Jewish Relations

Jewish Progressive Club (Atlanta, Ga.)

Mayfair Club (Atlanta, Ga.)

Jewish soldiers

World War, 1939-1945

Kosher Food
Jews - Dietary Laws

Jews--Dietary Laws

Hillman, Morris (1879 - 1954)

Hillman, Annie Solomon (1883 - 1977)

Lazarus, Jake (Jack) (1912 - 1975)

Emigration and Immigration

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