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Atlanta, Georgia
March 18, 1999
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59 pages
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Sylvia Pollock Becker was born in Asheville, North Carolina. He parents and grandparents immigrated to the United States from Russia. Her grandfather was a pawnbroker and her father had a chain of shoe stores named Butler's Shoes. They moved to Atlanta where Sylvia attended school and enjoyed the social activities revolving around the Jewish community. Sylvia married Saul Becker and they had three children. Sylvia discusses her childhood in Asheville and teen years in Atlanta including the social scene, relations between Jews (Atlanta Ballyhood Club, etc.), her family, her acquaintances and friends, community volunteer activities, the Temple, the World War II years, and her avocation of studying the Holocaust.

OHC-Sylvia Pollock Becker

Sylvia Pollock Becker - Oral History

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Emigration and Immigration


Becker, Sylvia Pollock


Asheville (N.C.)
North Carolina

North Carolina


Pollock, Louis A.


Pittsburgh (Penn.)
Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania


Russia


Pollock, Esther


Pollock, Abraham


Pollock, Benjamin


Pollock, Ida


Congregation Beth HaTephila (Asheville, N.C.)
Synagogues

Sunday Schools, Jewish
Religious Schools, Jewish

Jewish schools


Antisemitism


Jewish cemeteries


Pollock, Helen Annie August


Spartanburg (S.C.)
South Carolina

South Carolina


Atlanta Ballyhoo Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs

Clubs


World War, 1939-1945


Pawnbrokers


Holidays


Christmas
Holidays

Hanukkah (Feast of Lights)
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Judaism--Fasts and Feasts


Jews, Russian


Robinson, Jackie
Baseball players

Baseball Players
Sports; Athletics

Racism


Segregation


Integration


Temple Sisterhood (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues; Sisterhoods

Sisterhoods


Bombings--The Temple, Atlanta, Ga., 1958
Bombings; Synagogues

Trials


Girls' High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public Schools

Public Schools


Ahavath Achim Congregration (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

Little Women Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Youth - Societies and Clubs

Youth--Societies and Clubs


Jews, German


Jewish-Jewish Relations


Spielberg, Gisela (Gia) Meyer


Jewish-Christian Relations


Diamond, Leonard, 1927-2009


Revson, Fannie Marcus, 1892-1967


Antique Shops


Becker, Saul


Sabbath


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


Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)


Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum (Jerusalem)
Museums

Missions


Becker, Howard Adam (Kip)


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