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Audio/visual
Atlanta, Georgia
February 12 and March 2, 1993
Tapes/transcripts
123 pages
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Nathan Gershon was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents, Isaac and Rachel, immigrated to the United States from the Minsk area in what was then Russia. His family belonged to the Ahavath Achim congregation. His father was originally a peddler and then he started a grocery store. Dr. Gershon attended a one-room cheder in which he began his Jewish education after which he attended public schools and then went to medical school at Emory University. During World War II he enlisted in the Navy and became a medical officer in the Marines. He was in the Battle of Gaudalcanal, landing on the beach right after the first wave of Marines. When he returned to the States he married Shivra Karesh in Charleston, South Carolina and they had four children. He discusses his childhood and parents, his family's Jewish observances, the role of Ahavath Achim and Rabbi Harry Epstein in his Jewish education, his public school education, instances of antisemitism in the academic and medical community, the impact of the Leo M. Frank case, the Jewish organizations, social activities for Jewish youth (A.Z.A.), his experiences at Emory, his internship at Grady Hospital and his specialization in ears, nose and throat medicine in which he became prominent in the Atlanta community. He also comments on his professional life and the challenges of his professional career in medicine and shares his thoughts on Israel.

OHC-Nathan Isaac Gershon

Nathan Isaac Gershon (Dr.) (1912 - 1997) - Oral History

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Russia


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Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905


Jews, Russian


Jewish soldiers


Gershon, Morris, 1865-1945


Wolbe, Sara Gershon, 1903-1992


Wolbe, Abe, 1892-1973


Yiddish Language
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Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
New York

New York


Yom Kippur
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts; High Holidays

Judaism--Fasts and Feasts


High Holidays
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts; Yom Kippur; Rosh Ha-Shanah

Ahavath Achim Congregration (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

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Grocery Industry and Trade
Supermarkets; Wholesale Trade

Peddlers and Peddling


Mendel, Hyman Noah (1872 - 1954)


Cheder
Religious Education, Jewish

Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Hospitals


Jews--Relations with Blacks
Blacks - Relations with Jews

Blacks--Relations with Jews
Jews - Relations with Blacks

Bar Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Judaism--Customs and Practices


Sabbath


Kosher Food
Jews - Dietary Laws

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World War, 1914-1918


Automobiles


Boys' High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Antisemitism--Georgia--Atlanta
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Antisemitism


O'Keefe Junior High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Jewish schools


Jewish Educational Alliance (Atlanta, Ga.)


Georgia Farm School and Resettlement Bureau (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Vocational Education


Trade Schools


Agriculture


Zionism


Universities and Colleges


Emory University. School of Medicine
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Jewish Greek Letter Societies
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A.Z.A. (Aleph Zadik Aleph)
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Goldberg, Sidney, 1914-1955


Winnipeg, Canada
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Canada


Segregation


World War, 1939-1945


United States. Marine Corps
Armed Forces

Cuba


Panama Canal


Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina

South Carolina


Gershon, Shivra Karesh, 1923-2004


Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
World War, 1939-1945

Malaria


Veterans, Jewish


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Circumcision (Jewish Rite)
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Jewish Progressive Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Mayfair Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Standard Club (Johns Creek, Ga.)
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Jews, German


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Congregation Or VeShalom (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Epstein, Harry H. (Harry Hyman), 1903-2003
Rabbis

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Epstein, Reva Chashesman (Rebecca), 1904-2001


Cantors (Judaism)


Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
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World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
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Hillman, Ralph (1912 - 2004)


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Rosh ha-Shanah
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Retirement


Israel


Piedmont Driving Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Clubs


Emory University Hospital Midtown (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Georgia Baptist Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Emigration and Immigration


Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Inc.
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