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Atlanta, Georgia
January 13, 1994
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

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Dechovitz, Ruby Brodie, 1912-2001

Brodie, Benjamin M., 1875-1954

Jewish soldiers

Brodie, Jennie Rabinowitz


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 - Silver Star

Spanish Language

Brodie, Ethel Markel, 1889-1962

Brodie, Joseph

Taylor, Esther Kahn, 1905-1992

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


Piano - Instruction and Study

Riga, Latvia


United States - History - Spanish-American War, 1898

Emigration and Immigration

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