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Audio/visual
Atlanta, Georgia
April 28 and June 21, 1995
Tapes/transcript
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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Eizenstat, Sylvia Medintz, 1914-2007


Chicago (Ill.)
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Illinois


Medintz, Israel


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Lithuania


London (England)
England

Tailors
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
Languages

Sioux Falls, South Dakota


South Dakota


Military Bases


Eizenstat, Stuart


Congregation Shearith Israel (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

Ahavath Achim Synagogue (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

Synagogues


Public Schools


Great Depression


Turner Manufacturing Company - Chicago, Illinois


Arbeiter Ring


Workmen's Circle


World War, 1939-1945


Colorado Springs (Colo.)
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Colorado


Morse Code


Shoe Industry and Trade


Emory University
Universities and Colleges

Universities and Colleges


War Work
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Clothing Industry and Trade

Eizenstat, Berry, 1913-1989


Atlanta Crackers (Baseball team)
Baseball Teams

Baseball Teams
Sports; Athletics

Na'amat USA


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Use Na'amat USA

Israel, Betty Notrica


Missions


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.)
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Jewish basketball players


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Robkin, Ozna Tontak, 1912-2009


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Meir, Golda, 1898-1978
Politicians - Israel

Kosher Food
Jews - Dietary Laws

Jews--Dietary Laws


Sabbath


Congregation Beth Jacob (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

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


Ambassadors


Segregation


Integration


Civil Rights Movement


Jews--Relations with Blacks
Blacks - Relations with Jews

Blacks--Relations with Jews--Domestics
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Jews--Relations with Blacks--Domestics
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Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
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Electioneering


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White House (Washington, D.C.)


Hanukkah (Feast of Lights)
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Judaism--Fasts and Feasts


Christmas
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Camp David (Presidential retreat)


Peace process


Brussels (Belgium)
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European Union


Camp Ramah (Wingdale, N.Y.)
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Camp David Agreements (1978)


Railroads - Cars


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