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Audio/Visual
Atlanta, Georgia
January 1984
Tapes/transcripts
40 pages
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Morris Arnovitz was born in raised in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents originally came from Poland and belonged to Ahavath Achim and Morris discusses growing up Jewish, including his religious education, Jewish customs, the role of Rabbi Harry Epstein in the growth of AA, synagogue services, observance of holidays, use of Yiddish, etc. He also discusses the Jewish neighborhoods in Atlanta when he was growing up and the business community including the Atlanta Free Loan Society and Morris Plan Bank. Morris was an airman in World War I, flying as part of the crew of a B-17. He was shot down over Germany and spent the last two years of the war in a prisoner-of-war camp. When he returned he married Pearl Feldman and they had three children: Elliott, Ellen, and Susan (later Plasker). Morris was in real estate after the war. He He disucsses founding a new synagogue Adath Yeshurin. In 1978 Pearl died and Morris married Ruth Hillman Lazarus, whose husband Jack (Jake) had also just recently died. They lived in Atlanta, until Morris died in 1988.

OHC-Morris Arnovitz

Morris Arnovitz (1916 - 1988) - Oral History

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