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Audio/Visual
Atlanta, Georgia
January 9 and 19, 1995
Tapes/transcripts
116 pages

Bernard Cohen was born in Pocomoke City, Maryland. His father was from Russia and his mother from Poland. The family later moved to Atlanta. Bernard went to various public schools and was active in the A.Z.A. and Young Judaea as well as informal sports activities. However, because of the Depression he quit high school at 13 in order to work. He discusses the business and social climate in the Jewish community in Atlanta during the Depression. He also discusses Jewish-Christian relations in the neighborhood and schools. Later he did finish high school and attended night school through the University of Georgia and got a degree. He married Rae Alice Bernstein from Chicago and they had three children. During World War II he enlisted in the Navy but never left the United States, doing war work instead. After the war he went into the scrap metal, hides, and rags business with his father, Morris, and his brother, Bernard. He was active in Ahavath Achim.

OHC-Bernard Cohen

Bernard Cohen (195 - 1997) - Oral History

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