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Audio/visual
Athens, Georgia
January 21, 2002
Tapes/transcripts
15 pages

Jon Amster is a professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. He is married to Michelle and they have a daughter, Rachel. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. Jon discussed his career, his family's origins (Sephardic), his father who has a plastics manufacturing firm. He grew up in many areas of the United States but his family lived in Mississippi and North Carolina at various points. He recalls growing up during the Civil Rights Movement. He discusses antisemitism, growing up Jewish in the south, intermarriage, the bombing of the Temple in Meridian, Mississippi, the Ku Klux Klan, his Jewish education and his bar mitzvah (which took place in Greenville, North Carolina).

OHC-Jon Amster

Jon Amster - Oral History

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Amster, Jon


University of Georgia
Universities and Colleges

Universities and Colleges


Professors


Chemists


Congregation Children of Israel (Athens, Ga.)
Synagogues

Sunday Schools, Jewish
Religious Schools, Jewish

Amster, Michelle


Sephardim


Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Holland

Holland


Intermarriage


Antisemitism


Louisville, Mississippi
Mississippi

Mississippi


Civil Rights Movement


Racism


Discrimination


Integration


Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
White Supremacy Movements

White Supremacy Movements


Israel


Meridian (Miss.)
Mississippi

Bombings


Synagogues


Bar Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Judaism--Customs and Practices


Reform Judaism
Jewish Sects

Conservative Judaism
Jewish Sects

Jewish Sects


North Carolina


Jews--United States--South


Georgia Institute of Technology
Universities and Colleges

Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island

Rhode Island


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