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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1928-2004

Creator:  Paul Ginsberg Family

Summary/Abstract:  Paul Ginsberg was a intelligence officer during World War II, a Jewish War Veterans Commander, prominent Atlanta attorney, and community leader. His papers include correspondence, military records, newspapers clippings, invitations, programs, scrapbooks, family histories and genealogies, as well as material related to his daughter Marilyn Ginsberg Eckstein.

Quantity/Physical Description: 3 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 234, Paul Ginsberg Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Acquisition:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum received the Paul Ginsberg Family Papers from Marilyn Ginsberg Eckstein in 1992.

Separated Material:  Photographs removed to visual arts collection. Objects removed to artifact collection.

Processed by:  Jeremy Katz (May, 2013)

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Paul Ginsberg was born on February 3rd, 1907, in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1927, he married Jean Cuba and they had two daughters, Betty Sue and Marilyn Joyce. He began practicing law in 1930 and rose to the rank of Georgia assistant attorney general, assistant solicitor general and assistant district attorney for Fulton County. One of his most notable accomplishments during his career was the exposure and prosecution of the notorious anti-Semitic group known as the Columbians. During World War II, he served as a intelligence officer in the South Pacific where he distinguished himself on several occasions and received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Clusters, Army Commendations Award, and commendation from the Air Force, three Bronze Battle Stars and several citations for bravery under fire. Soon after the war, he was sent on a diplomatic trip around the world by President Harry Truman. In 1954, he published the book about his experience meeting leaders of every free country around the world entitled, “Wake-Up America,” He was past president of the Progressive Club, Lawyers Club of Atlanta and the Old War Horse Lawyers Club. He also had been a member of Nu Beta Epsilon Fraternity, the Scottish Rite, Masons, the Shriners and other civic and fraternal organizations. He was a board member of Ahavath Achim Congregation for many years. He was also the National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans where he helped veterans adjust to civilian life by finding them jobs and anything they needed to make life better for them. Paul passed away in 1974 due to a heart attack.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Paul Ginsberg Family Papers will gain insight into the life of a prominent lawyer, war hero, civic leader and his family, particularly his daughter Marilyn Ginsberg Eckstein. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Correspondence (those from Eisenhower and J. Edgar Hoover were removed from pg. 135 of Scrapbook Box 4, File 1)

1943-1991

 

2

Delta Phi Epsilon newsletter with poem by Marilyn

1954

 

3

District Attorney memorabilia

1948, Undated

 

4

Jewish War Veterans

1952

 

5

Military records

1945

 

6

Miscellaneous

1952, 2002, Undated

 

7

Naturalization records and family history

1898-2004, Undated

 

8

Newspaper clippings

1945-2004, Undated

 

9

Newspaper clippings – Columbians

1946-1947

 

10

Northside High School – Class of ’54 reunion

2004

 

11

The Zaban Tower – Invitation and program

2000

 

 

 

 

2

1

Shadow box of medals and picture

Undated

 

 

 

 

3

1

Scrapbook – Marilyn’s baby book

1936-1982

 

 

 

 

4

1

Scrapbook – Paul Ginsberg (contains marriage certificate of Paul and Jean)

1928-1952

 

 

 

 

5

1

Scrottish rite certificate

Nov. 22, 1946

 

2

Scrapbook – Paul Ginsberg

1952-1965

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