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Atlanta, Georgia
June 21, 1994
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Gerald Cohen was born in Pocomoke City, Maryland. His father was Russian and his mother Polish. Later the family moved to Atlanta. He grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in which life revolved around three synagogues: Ahavath Achim, Shearith Israel, and the Temple as well as various Jewish service organizations. He relates his youth including being a member of a Jewish Boy Scout troop, joining Young Judaea and A.Z.A. and activities at the Jewish Educational Alliance. He went to a variety of public schools including Boys' High School. He discusses antisemitism in the community and in education. He attended Emory University graduating in 1940 and married Helen Hillman. They lived briefly in Anniston where he had found a job but then returned to Atlanta where he entered the scrap metal, hides, and rag business with his brother, Bernard, and his father, Morris. Gerald Cohen was active in Ahavath Achim as well as a number of other community service activities. Mr. Cohen discussed the Temple bombing and its aftereffects on the Atlanta community.

OHC-Gerald Cohen

Gerald Cohen (1918 - ) - Oral History

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