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MEMOIRIST:           HARRY DWOSKIN

INTERVIEWER:        CLIFFORD KUHN

DATE:                      DECEMBER 8, 1983

LOCATION:              ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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BIOGRAPHY:

Harry Dwoskin was the son of Morris Dwoskin, who had immigrated to Atlanta from Russia via England.  Harry worked with his father at Dwoskin & Sons.  They specialized in interior design for synagogues, churches, clubs, theaters, and high-end homes.  Their services included mural painting, marbleizing, and stenciling. 

Harry was a member of Ahavath Achim Congregation.  He was married to Mary Hyman Dwoskin for fifty-six years.  She passed away in 1983.

Scope of Interview:

Harry recounts his father’s immigration to Atlanta as well as his beginnings in the decorating business. He discusses his father’s work on the design of Ahavath Achim Congregation and details the artistic processes involved in the creation of the building.  Harry reflects on the pride he took in his father’s work and the praise he received in the community.

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