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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1934-1991

Creator:  Harold Hersch Family

Summary/Abstract:  Harold Hersch is a Holocaust survivor and prominent businessman in Atlanta, Georiga. The papers consists of newspaper articles, a family history, correspondence from relatives in Poland, and papers relating to the restitution of property confiscated during World War II.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 193, Harold Hersch Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated material:  Photographs removed to visual arts collection, oversized material removed to oversized collection, and textiles removed to costume collection.

Arrangement:  The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Harold Hersch is a Holocaust survivor from Poland who survived the Lodz Ghetto and several concentration camps including Auschwitz.  Following the war, Harold Hersch immigrated to the United States and settled in Atlanta, Georgia.  He married Helen Lefkowitz, the daughter of Holocaust survivor Frieda Lefkowitz.  Hersch was in the grocery business in Atlanta and established Hersch's Super Value Market and is credited with helping to break down racial barriers in employment by hiring African American cashiers and managers in the 1960s.
Scope and Content Researchers studying the Harold Hersch Family Papers will gain insight into the Holocaust and Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 American Gathering and Federation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors 1986
2 Hersch family – history Undated
3 Hersch family – Holocaust restitution 1952-1988
4 Hersch’s Super Value Market 1991, Undated
5 Holocaust atrocity reproductions of images Undated
6 Holocaust – survivor gatherings 1985
7 Lefkowitz family – correspondence 1934-1959
8 Lefkowitz, Frieda 1985
9 Zachol Holocaust Museum Opening – guest list – survivors and 2nd and 3rd generations 1986


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