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  • Mss 135, Gus B. Kaufman Paper

    Gus B. Kaufman was a native of Macon, Georgia.  His family was active in both Jewish and general community activities in Macon. The collection consists of papers relating to the Atlanta Ballyhoo Club (1935); Congregation Sherah Israel (now Congregation Sha'arey Israel); the Civil War (including Confederate burial records); a history of the Bernd and Bloch families; Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah, Georgia; a booklet "The Great Migration and the Founding of Congregation Sherah Israel in Macon, Georgia, 1881-1910"; correspondence between Gus Kaufman to Marion Waxelbaum (1934-1935); advertisements for the G. Bernd Company; a letter regarding the Jewish War Relief Campaign (1921); articles on the Waxelbaum and Gus Kaufman family; booklets on Palestine: "Before the United Nations. A Plea for a Just Solution of the Problem of Palestine"; "I Speak as a Christian" by Dorothy Thompson; "There Is Only One Answer ..." by Dorothy Thompson; "Shall the Door Be Shut?"; a genealogy of the Straus family; confirmation program of Temple Beth Israel (1928); Temple Guild Cookbook; the wedding program for Mannie and Mame Waxelbaum (1905) and a letter and accompanying report relating to obscene letters sent to Thomas E. Watson of Thomson, Georgia in 1912.

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    World War II, American Civil War, Jewish War Relief, Atlanta Ballyhoo, American Zionist Emergency Council, Sha’Arey Israel, Temple Beth Israel
  • Mss 264, Peter Phillips Family Papers

    Peter Phillips was born in Berlin in 1920 and attended technical schools in Germany, Czechoslovakia, and France before fleeing Nazi Germany in March of 1941. After reaching America, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed at Camp Ritchie, which operated as a base for German speaking soldiers, predominantly Jewish, to be trained in intelligence and interrogation. His papers contain material he collected while serving with the Ritchie Boys including internal Nazi documents and identification cards, but also personal material related to his family such as birth certificates, immigration documents, photographs, and records from his service in the military.

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    World War II, Holocaust, Servicemen, Camp Ritchie (Md.), Engineers
  • Mss 387, Gordon Family Papers

    The Gordon family spans several generations in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. Their papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, military records, genealogical information, and diaries. Researchers examining the Gordon Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in the American South during the 19th and 20th centuries. Some items of interest are materials related to Jack and Samuel Gordon's military service during World War II including personal letters from Chester Nimitz and James Forrestal, as well as letters from Jack while interned in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Also of note, a letter from Bobby Jones is in the papers.

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    World War II, Macon (Ga.), Atlanta (Ga.), Jewish Servicemen, Jews--Georgia

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