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Audio/visual
Atlanta, Georgia
October 4, 1994
Tapes/transcript
58 pages
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Gertrude Tontak Diamond was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Isaac and and Mollie Meltzer Tontak. She went to public schools but received a religious education at Ahavath Achim. Her family was in the grocery business, but they sold out in 1972 after they had been robbed 5 times in one year.She went to work for the Jewish Educational Alliance after high school. She met her future husband, Alex Diamond, in the Arbeiter Ring to which her family belonged. She participated in the Yiddish activities, including a dramatic group, at the Arbeiter Ring and attended their school briefly. Gertrude was very active in the Jewish community including the National Council of Jewish Women, Na'Amat, Yiddish cultural and language activities, Hadassah, Jewish War Veterans of the United States (Women's Auxiliary), and Jewish Educational Alliance. She also volunteers at the William Breman Jewish Home where her husband Alex lived for five years until his death in 1990. Gertrude discusses her childhood, Jewish education, the grocery trade, antisemitism, family and Jewish neighbors and community in the Atlanta area and her activities in Jewish institutions throughout her life.

OHC-Gertrude Tontak Diamond

Gertrude Tontak Diamond (1910 - 2001) - Oral History

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