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Atlanta, Georgia
January 25 and February 1, 2002
156 pages
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Stanley Perry Brickman was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The family of his mother, Ida Siskin, had immigrated from Lithuania but his mother was born in Chattanooga. The Siskin family were peddlers, owned a grocery store and a scrap metal yard. His father was Paul Myer Brickman. Paul was born in Lithuania and he immigrated to the United States with his parents and settled in Worcester, Massachusetts. His parents met and married in Chattanooga, Tennessee and his father went into the coal business although other members of his family were in the grocery trade. His family was Orthodox and Perry (he uses his middle name) received a Jewish education (cheder) and was bar mitzvahed. Later he attended public schools and then in his senior year of high school he attended Baylor School in Chattanooga, a military academy. Perry attended medical school at Emory University and then University of Tennessee, eventually becoming an oral surgeon. Her met and married Shirley Berkowitz in Atlanta in 1955. He graduated in 1956, and although the Korean war was over, he volunteered for the air force. He was assigned eventually to a Strategic Air Command (SAC) base in Westover, Massachusetts where he served as athe base dentist. Shirley joined him with their first child. After his service and dental practices in various parts of the country the Brickmans returned to Atlanta where they settled. Perry discusses his family and their roots, the Jewish community in Chattanooga, his Jewish religious education and family observance, his education in public schools and Baylor (a military academy). He recalls starting dental school at Emory University when he was sixteen and university life including Jewish Greek letter societies. He discusses the Jewish social scene in Atlanta including dating and marrying Shirley Berkowitz, his wife. He recalls the antisemitism in the Emory dental school. He discusses his career as a dentist in the air force, and his dental practice and the world of dentistry in Atlanta and general. He discusses his volunteer work on various dentristry boards and the various synagogues in Atlanta, the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Hillel, Yeshiva High School, the Greenfield Hebrew Academy, and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

OHC-Stanley Perry Brickman

Stanley Perry Brickman - Oral History

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Metal Industry and Trade

Brickman, S. Perry (Stanley Perry), 1931-

Chattanooga (Tenn.)


Brickman, Ida Siskin, 1907-1968

Brickman, Abraham (Abe)


Brickman, Paul M., 1905-1987

Coal Industry and Trade

Worcester (Mass.)


Emigration and Immigration

Shoe Industry and Trade

Grocery Industry and Trade
Supermarkets; Wholesale Trade

Yiddish Language

Golden, Rita Brickman, 1936-1978

Great Depression

Golden, Sidney

Columbus (Ga.)


Jews--Relations with Blacks--Domestics
Jews--Relations with Blacks--Domestics

Blacks--Relations with Jews--Domestics
Jews--Relations with Blacks--Domestics



Sports; Athletics



Sports; Athletics

A.Z.A. (Aleph Zadik Aleph)
Youth - Societies and Clubs; B'nai B'rith

Youth--Societies and Clubs

B'nai B'rith Girls
Youth - Societies and Clubs; B'nai B'rith Youth Organization

Public Schools

Religious Education, Jewish

Orthodox Judaism
Jewish Sects

Jewish Sects

Kosher Food
Jews - Dietary Laws

Jews--Dietary Laws

Chattanooga High School (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
High Schools; Public Schools

Norman Park Elementary School - Chattanooga,. Tennessee
Public Schools

Korean War, 1950-1953

Summer school

Baylor School (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Private schools

Military Education

Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Judaism--Fasts and Feasts


Jewish cookery

Bread - Religious Aspects - Judaism; Passover; Seder


Bar Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Judaism--Customs and Practices

Jews, German

Reform Judaism
Jewish Sects


Ahavath Achim Synagogue (Atlanta, Ga.)


Conservative Judaism
Jewish Sects

Manhattan Bakery (Atlanta, Ga.)
Bakers and Bakeries

Bakers and Bakeries

Emory University. School of Dentistry
Universities and Colleges; Dental Schools

Universities and Colleges

Dental Schools


Jewish Greek Letter Societies
Greek Letter Societies

Brickman, Shirley Berkowitz, 1935-

Georgian Terrace Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)

Dance Parties

B'nai B'rith Girls. Chapter 176 (Atlanta, Ga.)
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization; Youth - Societies and Clubs; B'nai B'rith Girls

Karp, Herbert R., 1923-2018

United States. Air Force

Jewish soldiers

United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command

Cold War
World History

Freeman, Lori Brickman, 1956-

Finer, Teresa Brickman, 1958-

Brickman, Jeffrey H., 1961-

Ben Massell Dental Clinic (Atlanta, Ga.)
Dental Clinics

Dental Clinics

Oral surgeons

Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity--Alpha Delta Chapter
Greek Letter Societies

Congregation B'nai Zion (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

Congregation Shearith Israel (Atlanta, Ga.)

Congregation Beth Jacob (Atlanta, Ga.)

Schatten, William E., 1928-1998

Youth - Societies and Clubs

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)

Israel Expo International

Freedman, Phyllis Blonder

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum (Atlanta, Ga.)

Yeshiva Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)
Religious Schools, Jewish

Greenfield Hebrew Academy (Sandy Springs, Ga.)
Religious Schools, Jewish

Jewish schools

Talmud Torah

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Universities and Colleges

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