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MEMOIRIST:          MAXINE GOLDSTEIN 

INTERVIEWER:     SANDY BERMAN

LOCATION:           MILLEDGEVILLE, GEORGIA

DATE:                    MARCH 9, 2010

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BIOGRAPHY

Maxine Goldstein was born and raised in Augusta Georgia by her parents, Sadie and Harry Shapiro. There she worked as a radio announcer and attended Augusta Junior College for two years before attending the University of Georgia. At UGA she met her husband, Jacob Goldstein.

Maxine moved to Milledgeville with Jake upon their marriage, and the couple had two children together, Marcia and Harriet. In Milledgeville Maxine became very involved in the community, supporting a wide variety of organizations, often taking leadership roles or founding groups. She is also a strong supporter of the Democratic party, and is known as “the hat lady” for attending national democratic conventions in outlandish headgear. Maxine is also very involved in the Jewish community, in part because she was raised by a devoutly Jewish father.

Scope of Interview

In this interview, Maxine Goldstein offers a general overview of her life, both growing up in Augusta, Georgia, and living most of her adult life in Milledgeville, Georgia. This overview includes her time as a radio reporter, her experience of World War II, her initial courtship with her husband, Jake Goldstein, and her large amount of community involvement.

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