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Henry Gallant Family. Papers, 1938-1978.
(three letters written by Hermann Goldstein to his wife and son while a prisoner in Gurs during the Holocaust)

Frank Garson (1886–1955) Family. Papers, 1937-1988.
Mss 31

Size: .2 linear feet.

Content: Autobiography and biography of Frank Garson, memorabilia from Girls' High School, the Jewish Home, B'nai B'rith Gate City Lodge, Future, Inc., Lovable Brassiere Company, and the Standard Club.

Significance: Lovable Brassiere Company of Atlnata, Georgia, was established in 1914 by Frank Gottesman, who later changed his name to Garson. Garson was active in the United Palestine Appeal, the Jewish National Fund, the Jewish Welfare Board and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.

Chaplain John G. Gaskill. Papers, 1936–1945.
Mss 67

Size: .2 linear feet.

Content: Records from the Dachau concentration camp including death records, hospital records, a memorial service, reports, and prisoner testimonies.

Significance: Chaplain Gaskill was a United States Army chaplain and among the first Americans to enter the Dachau concentration camp. Of special significance is the record book of those who died during the last three months of camp operation. The information has been sent to Yad Vashem in Israel.

Abraham Gastfreund Family. Papers, 1945–1950.
(identification and immigration documents of Holocaust survivors Abraham and Malka Gastfreund)

Barbara Gavron.  Papers, 1960.
(fund raising brochure from the campaign for the new sanctuary at Congregation Beth Jacob in Atlanta)

Morris Gavronski (1871–1948). Papers, 1899.
(congratulatory telegram)

Louis Geffen (1904–2001) Family. Papers, 1920–1974.
Mss 104

Size: .2 linear feet.

Contents: A history of the Eplan family of Atlanta, greeting cards and Geffen family memorabilia. Of special interest is the political campaign card of Louis Geffen for a position on the Board of Education for the City of Atlanta.

Significance: Louis Geffen (19042001) was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was Rabbi Tobias Geffen, who was the spiritual leader of Congregation Shearith Israel for over 60 years. Louis gained prominence in Atlanta as an attorney and for his involvement in a wide variety of Jewish community activities.

Rabbi Tobias Geffen (1870–1970) Family. Papers, 1924–1984.
Mss 105

Rabbi Tobias Geffen and his grandson, David, c.1950.

Rabbi Tobias Geffen and his
grandson, David, c.1950.

Size: .2 linear feet

Contents: Eulogy of Harold Hirsch written by Rabbi Tobias Geffen, newspaper articles regarding Geffen family members, and membership rosters from Mizrachi Women, an organization in which Bessie Geffen Wilensky was active.

Significance: Tobias Geffen was born in Kovno, Lithuania, and was educated in a yeshiva in Slobodka. He immigrated to the United States in 1903, and after serving as rabbi at congregations in New York City and Canton, Ohio, he accepted the pulpit at Congregation Shearith Israel in Atlanta in 1907. He remained at Shearith Israel for the next 60 years.

Rabbi Tobias Geffen (1870–1970). Papers, undated.


Rebecca Rosenbaum Gentile (1908–).  Papers, 19241979.
Mss 176

Size: 1 linear foot

Content:  The collection consists of journals kept by Rebecca Rosenbaum while serving with the Red Cross and with the International Refugee Organization; correspondence and records generated by her work with the above two agencies; school papers, travel documents and certificates.  Of special interest is the invitation to the dedication of the first Sefer Torah in liberated Europe, 1944.  The journal kept by Rebecca Rosenbaum while with International Refugee Organization describes the lives and the plights of displaced persons in post war Europe.

Significance:  Rebecca Rosenbaum Gentile was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1908.  She received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.  She later earned a Ph.D. from the School of Social Work at the University of Chicago.  In 1943, Rebecca joined the American Red Cross and on August 16, 1944, joined the Overseas Service remaining in Europe until 1946.  While in Europe she directed Red Cross staff in Army hospitals.  In 1948, Rebecca joined the International Refugee Organization and again served in Europe developing and carrying out a casework and counseling program for war refugees in the British Zone of Germany.  In her later years she followed her husband, Adrian George Gentile, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he was employed as an entomologist with the Committable Disease Center.


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Floor of the Lovable Brassiere Company, Atlanta, c. 1940.

Floor of the Lovable Brassiere Company, Atlanta, c. 1940.


Rebecca Gershon. Papers, 1918–1973.
(photocopies of correspondence and newspaper articles)

Durwood Gerson (1919–1998) Family. Papers, 1949–1957.
Mss 100

Size: 1.2 linear feet.

Contents: Local and district records of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization and records of Amit Women-Atlanta Chapter previously known as Mizrachi Women's Organization Atlanta Chapter.

Significance: The records from B'nai B'rith reflect upon Durward Gerson's association long-time association with that organization. The Amit Women records represent Mildred Gerson's participation as a volunteer and active member of Mizarachi. The social historian interested in Jewish youth activities in the 1950s will find this collection of special interest.

Helen Borkowska Gerson. Papers, 1945–1946.
(identification documents of Holocaust survivor Helen Borkowska Gerson)

Micheline Tindel Gerson Family.  Papers, c.1930–1943.
(consists of two ration coupons from Paris and photocopies of invitations to the wedding of Jacques Tindel and Jacqueline Mary Franck, 1930)

Robert L. Gerson. Papers, 1947–1951.
(correspondence and programs from the Ballyhoo Club)

Rebecca Gershon. Papers, 1918–1973.
(photocopies of correspondence and newspaper articles)

Sam Gershon (1877–1969). Papers, 1904–1992.
Mss 46

Kobryner Relief Society, c.1920. Sam Gershon, 3rd from left seated.

Kobryner Relief Society, c.1920. Sam Gershon, 3rd from left, seated.

Size: .2 linear feet

Content: Documents from early Atlanta Jewish community organizations including the Central Committee for the War Sufferers, 1920, the Independent Order of B'rith Abraham,1925-1948, the Kobryner Relief Society, 1920-1928, and the United Hebrew School, 1928.

Significance: Sam Gershon was actively involved in relief efforts in Europe and for the Jews of the city of Kobryn in the years immediately following World War I.

Max C. Gettinger. Papers, 1939.
(letter regarding the immigration of a family member hoping to escape from the Nazis, 1939)

Neil Ghingold Family.  Papers, 19211971.
Mss 178

Size:  .2 linear feet.

Content:  The collection consists of a synagogue history from Adas Yeshurun Synagogue in Augusta, Georgia; immigration documents, a family history and a memoir written by Abram Ghingold in Romania and translated into English, in which he recounts his life in Romania and the plight of the Jews in that country.

Significance:  Neil Ghingold was born in Augusta, Georgia.  His father, Abram, emigrated from Romania to the United States in 1921.  After staying a few month with relatives in New York, Abram moved to Sparta, Georgia, where he opened a small dry goods business.  In 1925 he moved to Augusta, Georgia, opening Abe Ghingold Dry goods at 570 Broad Street.

Helen Gilmer. Papers, 1995.
(newspaper article re. the Bielski partisans)

Leon Gilmore Family.  Papers, c.1905–2000.
(family history, and photocopies of genealogical records and immigration documents)

J. Kenneth Ginburg. Papers, 1889–1942.
(memorial resolution from the B'nai B'rith Gate City Lodge on the death of Jacob Morris, 1889, invitations and newsletter from Camp Daniel Morgan, and a newsletter from the Little Women Club)

Sam Glass Family. Papers, 1913–1978.
Mss 41

Size: .2 linear feet

Content: Correspondence, programs and newspaper articles.

Significance: The papers primarily reflect upon the Zionist interest and activities of Sam Glass.

Sam Glass Family. Papers, 1925–1997.
(miscellaneous photocopies of newspaper article regarding various Jewish community activities and a photocopy of a receipt from the Yudelson Shoe Co.)


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