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Audio/visual
Atlanta, Georgia
January 13, 1994
Tapes/transcript
30 pages

Ruby Brodie Dechovitz was born in Atlanta although her parents came from the Bialystok area in Poland/Russia. Her father, Benjamin Moses Brodie, fought in the Spanish-American War and participated in the Battle of San Juan Hill with Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders," for which he received a Silver Star and letter of commendation from the President of Cuba. When Benjamin returned to the United States he married Jennie Rabinowitz (Ruby's mother), who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run car accident. Benjamin remarried Ethel Markel and had more children. He opened a paint store called Economy Paint Store. Ruby recalls her family history, family life, and her father's participation in the Spanish-American War.

OHC-Ruby Brodie Dechovitz

Ruby Brodie Dechovitz (1912 - 2001) - Oral History

25 Related Subjects

Dechovitz, Ruby Brodie, 1912-2001


Brodie, Benjamin M., 1875-1954


Jewish soldiers


Brodie, Jennie Rabinowitz


Russia


Wildaur, Molly


Atlanta Flour and Grain Company (Atlanta, Ga.)


Zimmerman, Charles


Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Presidents - United States

San Juan Hill, Battle of, Cuba, 1898
United States - History - Spanish-American War, 1898

Medals


Cuba


Philippines


Medals - Silver Star


Spanish Language
Languages

Brodie, Ethel Markel, 1889-1962


Brodie, Joseph


Taylor, Esther (1905 - 1992)


Economy Paint Store (Atlanta, Ga.)
Paint Industry and Trade

Malaria


Piano - Instruction and Study


Riga, Latvia
Latvia

Latvia


United States - History - Spanish-American War, 1898


Emigration and Immigration


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