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Atlanta, Georgia
April 28 and June 21, 1995
139 pages
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Sylvia Medintz Eizenstat was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents emigrated to England from Lithuania and from there to the United States. Her brother, Barney Medintz, who became an important figure in the Atlanta Jewish community was born in London, England. The entire Medintz family (including Sylvia and Coleman) followed Barney to Atlanta when he assumed the role of director of the Jewish Educational Alliance. Sylvia met and married Leo Eisenstadt in Atlanta in 1942 just before he entered the military during World War II. Their son is Stuart Eizenstat, who became an important figure in the Carter administration in Washington, D.C. When Leo returned from the war, he opened a wholesale shoe store. Sylvia discusses her family, childhood, marriage and activities in the Jewish community including organizing the first chapter of Pioneer Women in Atlanta. However, most of her memoir deals with Stuart and his childhood, education and national career. She discusses key members of the Carter administration including Jimmy Carter himself, the Israeli peace process, the Camp David accords and the peace process in general. As of 1995, Stuart was President Clinton's Ambassador to the European Union and lives in Brussels, Belgium. Sylvia also discusses the dignitaries, including Henry Kissinger and Shimon Peres, who have to come to Atlanta to speak in a lecture series.

OHC-Sylvia Medintz Eizenstat

Sylvia Medintz Eizenstat (1914 - ) - Oral History

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Clothing Workers

Eizenstat, Sylvia Medintz, 1914-2007

Chicago (Ill.)


Medintz, Israel

Medintz, Fannie Cohen


London (England)

Clothing Workers; Clothing Industry and Trade; Tailoring Industry and Trade

Tailoring Industry and Trade
Clothing Industry and Trade; Tailors; Clothing Workers

Parliament - Great Britain

Medintz, Barney, 1910-1960

Medintz, Coleman, 1916-1999

Pullman Company - Chicago, Illinois
Railroads - Cars

Jewish Educational Alliance (Atlanta, Ga.)

Kahn, Edward M., 1895-1984

Ashendorf, Dorothy Davis Medintz, 1916-2001

Eizenstat, Leo

Jewish soldiers

United States. Marine Corps
Armed Forces

Medintz, Myra Falkin, 1921-2010

Bat Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Judaism--Customs and Practices

Yiddish Language

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

South Dakota

Military Bases

Eizenstat, Stuart

Congregation Shearith Israel (Atlanta, Ga.)

Ahavath Achim Synagogue (Atlanta, Ga.)


Public Schools

Great Depression

Turner Manufacturing Company - Chicago, Illinois

Arbeiter Ring

Workmen's Circle

World War, 1939-1945

Colorado Springs (Colo.)


Morse Code

Shoe Industry and Trade

Emory University
Universities and Colleges

Universities and Colleges

War Work
Civil War; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945

Bressler Brothers (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clothing Industry and Trade

Eizenstat, Berry, 1913-1989

Atlanta Crackers (Baseball team)
Baseball Teams

Baseball Teams
Sports; Athletics

Na'amat USA

Pioneer Women
Use Na'amat USA

Israel, Betty Notrica


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

Carter Center (Atlanta, Ga.)

Henry Grady High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public Schools

Forrest Avenue School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public Schools

Morningside Elementary School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public Schools

Facher, Helene Kantor, 1918-2016

Jewish basketball players

Medintz, Phillip

Epstein, Harry H. (Harry Hyman), 1903-2003


Robkin, Ozna Tontak, 1912-2009

Robkin, Max, 1909-1997

Meir, Golda, 1898-1978
Politicians - Israel

Kosher Food
Jews - Dietary Laws

Jews--Dietary Laws


Congregation Beth Jacob (Atlanta, Ga.)

University of North Carolina at Asheville
Universities and Colleges

North Carolina

Harvard University. School of Law.
Universities and Colleges; Law Schools

Law Schools

Eizenstat, Fran




Civil Rights Movement

Jews--Relations with Blacks
Blacks - Relations with Jews

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

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

Carter, Jimmy, 1924-

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Presidents--United States

Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978

Goldstein, Elliott, 1917-2009

Carter, Rosalynn


Electioneering, Presidential

Vilna, Lithuania

White House (Washington, D.C.)

Hanukkah (Feast of Lights)
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Judaism--Fasts and Feasts


Camp David (Presidential retreat)

Peace process

Brussels (Belgium)


European Union

Camp Ramah (Wingdale, N.Y.)

Kissinger, Henry

Geffen, Tobias, 1870-1970


Bar Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Mutual Clothing Store (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clothing Industry and Trade

Clothing Industry and Trade

Commercial High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public Schools

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

Berle Shoe Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Shoe Industry and Trade

Wholesale Trade

Camp Barney Medintz (Cleveland, Ga.)

Camp David Agreements (1978)

Railroads - Cars

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