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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 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

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 Advisory Panel 1979
2 Alfred Uhry Event 2000
3 American Jewish Community 1979
4 Auschwitz 1988
5 Correspondence 1979 - 1980
6 Correspondence Response 1979 – 1980
7 Danzig Exhibit at Emory 1980 – 1984
8 Danzig Program Undated
9 Democratic National Convention 1988
10 Diaries 1976 – 1981
11 Education and Curricula 1979
12 Elie Wiesel 1987
13 Final Report on Danzig 1939 1981
14 Formation Meeting 1978 – 1979
15 Former Danzigers
16 The Holocaust I – II “The Family Weiss” by Gerald Green Undated
17 The Holocaust III – IV “The Gathering Darkness” by Gerald Green Undated
18 The Holocaust V – VI “ The Final Solution” by Gerald Green Undated
19 The Holocaust VII – VIII “The Saving Remnant” by Gerald Green Undated
20 Jewish Press Lists Undated
21 Museum & Monument 1979
22 National Council of Jewish Women Celebration ‘97 1997
23 National Jewish Conference Center Report the Holocaust: The Need to Remember Undated
24 Prayer Books from the Great Synagogue in Kiev Undated
25 President Commission on the Holocaust 1979
26 President Commission on the Holocaust 1979
27 Scrapbook – Danzig: 1939 Treasures of a Destroyed Community 1980 – 1981
28 Speeches 1981
29 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 1998

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