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Dates:  1942-1945

Creator:  Ginsberg, Noah, 1918-1987

Summary/Abstract:  Letters written from U.S. Army soldier Noah Ginsberg to his family in Savannah, Georgia, during World War II.

Quantity/Physical Description:  One full-size document case (0.42 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 344, Noah Ginsberg Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Acquisition:  Gift of Vickie G. Reisman, 2005

Custodial History:  The Noah Ginsberg Papers are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives that were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Separated Material:  One photograph

Processed by:  Valerie J. Frey (2001), Lynette Stoudt (2005), and Lindsay Resnick (2015)

Arrangement:  Letters are arranged chronologically within each folder, and folders are arranged chronologically within the box.

Biographical/Historical Note: Noah Ginsberg was born in Savannah, Georgia, on July 28, 1918 to Abram/Abraham and Mamie Ginsberg.  He lived in Savannah until joining the Army, where he served in North Africa and Europe during World War II, including seeing action in the Battle of the Bulge.  After his war service, he married Lillian Rosenfeld, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and returned to Georgia for two years.  Subsequently, he moved to Wallace, North Carolina, were he opened Market Furniture Company and lived until his death on August 2, 1987. Ginsberg is buried in Beth Israel Cemetery in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Lillian Ginsberg died in 2006 and is buried beside her husband at Beth Israel.

Scope and Content: This collection contains letters and V-mail from Noah Ginsberg to his family in Savannah, Georgia, while serving in the United States Army during World War II (17th Armored Engineer Battalion).  Correspondence was sent from Africa, Belgium, France, and Germany and dates from 1942 to 1945.  Topics of his letters include daily military life, conditions relating to Jews, and family issues and events.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Correspondence: Noah Ginsberg to family

Dec. 1942- Apr. 1943

1

2

Letter reproduction: “An Eye-Witness Account by a Savannah Soldier”

21 April 1943

1

3

Correspondence: Noah Ginsberg to family

May 1943- Aug. 1944

1

4

Correspondence: Noah Ginsberg to family

Sept. - Dec. 1944

1

5

Correspondence: Noah Ginsberg to family

Jan.-Mar. 1945

1

6

Correspondence: Noah Ginsberg to family

Apr.-Aug. 1945, undated

1

7

V-mail microfilm copies

1943-1945

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