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Atlanta, Georgia
February 27, 2000
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Donald Oberdorfer Jr. was born in Atlanta. His family was in the insurance business but he went into journalism. He attended Princeton University, where he was the editor of the student newspaper, the Daily Princetonian. He went to work for the Charlotte Observor in Charlotte, North Carolina and eventually the Washington Post, where he worked for Ben Bradlee, as a foreign and diplomatic correspondent. He was on the "front lines" of most of the important events at the end of the 20th century and covered Watergate, segregation, the Vietnam war, the Cold War and many other important historical events. He has traveled all over the world in the course of the work including Southeast Asia, Japan, Russia, and the Middle East. He married Laura Klein (Oberdorfer) and had two children. Now retired, he lives in Washington D.C. and teaches international relations at John Hopkins University. Mr. Oberdorfer recalls the major political and journalistic personalities and events acoss the decades and discusses his childhood in Atlanta and his family in general.

OHC-Donald Oberdorfer Jr.

Donald Oberdorfer Jr. - (1931 - ) - Oral History

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Princeton University
Universities and Colleges

Universities and Colleges


Oberdorfer, Donald, Sr. (1901 - 1984)


Oberdorfer, Dorothy Bayersdorfer (1905 - 1978)


National Council of Jewish Women - Atlanta Section


Oberdorfer, Eugene II, 1932-


Emory Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.)
Hospitals

Hospitals


Druid Hills High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public Schools

Public Schools


Circumcision (Jewish Rite)
Judaism - Customs and Practices; Berit Milah

Judaism--Customs and Practices


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

Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975


Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 - Tet Offensive


Journalism


Journalists


Woodrow Wilson Award
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Baker, James Addison, III, 1930-


Schultz, George - United States - Secretary of State


Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Presidents - United States

Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Newspapers

Newspapers


Electioneering


Saturday Evening Post
Periodicals

Periodicals


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

Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998


Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) (1917 - 1963)
Presidents--United States

Korea (North)


Atlanta History Center (Atlanta, Ga.)


Germany


Hinesville, New York
New York

Oberdorfer, Eugene, Sr. (1865 - 1931)


Florida


United States--Census, 1890


Census Takers


Haimstatten, Germany
Germany

Insurance Business


Oberdorfer, Daisy Israel Baer (1871 - 1941)


Cotton States & International Exposition, 1895
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Marist School (Atlanta, Ga.)
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University of Georgia
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Football
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Sports
Athletics

Athletics
Sports

Oberdorfer Insurance Agency Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)
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United States. Army


Mount Holly (N.J.)
New Jersey

New Jersey


Clothing Industry and Trade


Atlanta Ballyhoo Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Jubilee Club (Birmingham, Ala.)
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Falcon Club (Montgomery, Ala.)
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Birmingham (Ala.)
Alabama

Alabama


Swimming
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Tennis
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Polio


Korean War, 1950-1953


United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps


China


Hong Kong (China)
China

Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand

Rangoon, Burma
Burma

New Delhi (India)
India

Karachi (Pakistan)
Pakistan

Pakistan


India


Burma/Union of Myanmar


Thailand


Pan American Airlines
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Airlines


Fulbright Scholarship
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France


Warm Springs, Georgia
Georgia

Louisville, Kentucky
Kentucky

Oberdorfer, Donald, Jr. (1931 - 2015)


American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee


Bayersdorfer, Augusta (Daisy) Anathan, 1876-1968


Anathan Brothers (Steubenville, Ohio)


Steubenville, Ohio
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Goucher College - Baltimore, Maryland
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Sunday Schools, Jewish
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Marx, David M., 1872-1962
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Confirmation (Jewish Rite)
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Rothschild, Jacob M., 1911-1973
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Nashville (Tenn.)
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Sabbath


Temple Sisterhood (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Passover
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Judaism--Fasts and Feasts


Seder
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Standard Club (Johns Creek, Ga.)
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Charlotte (N.C.)
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Oberdorfer, Laura Klein


Charlotte Observer (Newspaper)
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Temple Beth El (Charlotte, N.C.)
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Oberdorfer, Daniel, 1957-


Bar Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Oberdorfer, Karen Sue (1962 - )


Japan


Hillel
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Antisemitism


Jewish-Christian Relations


Uhry, Alfred, 1937-


Ballyhoo (drama)
Dramas

Jewish-Jewish Relations


University of North Carolina at Asheville
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Georgia Institute of Technology
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Greek Letter Societies


Burt Adams Boy Scout Camp (Vinings, Ga.)
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Goldman, George M., 1909-1963


Sky Lake Camps (Sautee, Ga.)
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Ohio


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Hanukkah (Feast of Lights)
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Radcliffe College - Cambridge, Massachusetts
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American Red Cross


United Service Organizations (U.S.)


Tennessee


Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955


Conservative Judaism
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Orthodox Judaism
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Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
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Jewish Sects


South Orange, New Jersey
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Philadelphia (Penn.)
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Macon (Ga.)
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Kentucky


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Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 - Fall of Saigon (1975)


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Brown vs. The Board of Education of Topeka


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World War, 1939-1945


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Turkey


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American Jewish Committee


B'nai B'rith


Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Southeast Region
B'nai B'rith

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