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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1979 - 2000

Creator:  Sylvia Becker

Summary/Abstract:  Sylvia Becker was born in Asheville, NC, January 3, 1929.  She attended the University of Missouri from 1947 – 1948.  Sylvia and Saul married and moved to Atlanta in 1949, and are the parents of three children.  Ms. Becker served on the following committees:  Holocaust Commission; Israel Affairs Committee; Goodfriend Holocaust Collection at Woodruff Library, Emory University; National Jewish Resource Center.

Quantity/Physical Description: 1.4 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 258, Sylvia Becker Papers, Title of Collection, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Related Material:  Sylvia Pollack Becker located in Vertical Files, photos removed to the Photo vault.

Processed by: Demece Harvey (2014) and additions by Victoria Schaeffner (2018)

Arrangement:  All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and donor order within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Sylvia Pollock Becker was born in Asheville, North Carolina.  She attended the University of Missouri from 1947 – 1948.  Her parents and grandparents immigrated to the United States from Russia.  Her grandfather was a pawnbroker and her father had a chain of shoe stores named Butler's Shoes.  They moved to Atlanta where Sylvia attended school and enjoyed the social activities revolving around the Jewish community.  Sylvia married Saul Becker and they had three children.  Sylvia discusses her community volunteer activities, missions to Israel and her avocation of studying the Holocaust.

Scope and Content:  Researchers examining these papers can gain insight into community/civic involvement and the exhibit “Danzig”, sponsored by Emory University and missions to Israel.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years 1933-1945 Binder

1999-2008

 

2

Advisory Panel

1979

 

3

Alfred Uhry Event

2000

 

4

American Jewish Committee

1979

 

5

Auschwitz

1988

 

6

Benjamin Abraham Pollock

1921-1973

 

7

Biography

Undated

 

8

Bremen Museum Correspondence

N.D.

 

9

Butler, Inc

1937-1955

 

10

College Album

1947

 

11

Correspondence

1979-2016

 

12

Correspondence Responses

1980

 

13

Danzig Exhibit at Emory

1980-1984

 

14

Danzig 1939 Emory University Binder

1980-1981

 

15

Danzig Program

Undated

 

16

Democratic National Convention

1988

 

17

Diary

1976-1981

 

18

Docent Poems

N.D.

 

19

Documents Removed from College Album

1947

 

20

Education and Curricula 1979

1979

 

21

Elie Wiesel

1987

 

22

Final Report on Danzig 1939

1981

 

23

Formation Meeting

1978-1979

 

24

Former Dan zingers

Undated

 

25

Hyman Bookbinder

1979

 

26

Jewish Press list

Undated

 

27

Museum and Monument

1979

 

28

National Council of Jewish Women Celebration ‘97

1997

 

29

National Jewish Conference Report: The Holocaust: The Need to Remember

Undated

 

30

News Articles

N.D.

 

31

Pollock’s, Inc Legal Documents

1925-19792

 

32

Pollock News Articles/Ads

N.D.

 

33

Prayer books from the Great Synagogue in Kiev

Undated

 

34

President’s Commission on the Holocaust binder 1 of 2

1978

 

35

President’s Commission on the Holocaust binder 2 of 2

1978

 

36

President’s Commission on the Holocaust

1979

 

37

President’s Commission on the Holocaust

1979

 

 

 

 

2

1

Scrapbook Danzig: 1939 Treasures of a Destroyed Community

Undated

 

2

Speeches

1981-2005

 

3

The Holocaust I-II “The Family Weiss” by Gerald Green

Undated

 

4

The Holocaust III-IV “The Gathering Darkness” by Gerald Green

Undated

 

5

The Holocaust V-VI “The Final Solution” by Gerald Green

Undated

 

6

The Holocaust VII-VIII “The Saving Remnant” by Gerald Green

Undated

 

7

Sylvia “Dusty” Pollock

1944-1945

 

8

Questions

 

 

9

Tapawingo Tattler

1944

 

10

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

1998

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