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MEMOIRIST:                  EVELYN KRUGER EDWARDS

INTERVIEWER:              DEBORAH SPECTOR

DATE:                             MARCH 26, 2015

LOCATION:                    LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA 


Biography:

Evelyn Kruger Edwards was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia, in 1924.  Her father, Abe Kruger, was from Lithuania.  He met Lillian Kulbersh in Atlanta, Georgia.  They moved to Fitzgerald, where he opened Kruger’s Department Store.  They had two children.  Evelyn’s mother died young, and her father remarried Helen Whitcover from South Carolina.  Her father was a founding member of the Fitzgerald Hebrew Center in Fitzgerald.

Evelyn attended high school in Fitzgerald.  She attended college at the University of Alabama.  During this time, she met her husband, Ralph Edwards.  They married in 1954.  She worked with her husband at his radio station in Tifton, Georgia, WCUP.  She had a program of her own, called “Women in the News.” 

Evelyn was active in the Sisterhood and taught Sunday school at the Fitzgerald Hebrew Center.  She and Ralph have two daughters.     

Scope:

Evelyn Kruger Edwards reflects on her life in Fitzgerald, Georgia.  She talks about her memories of the synagogue, the Fitzgerald Hebrew Center, and her father’s contributions as a founding member of the center.  She mentions her father’s business in Fitzgerald, Kruger’s Department Store. 

Evelyn talks about her husband, Ralph.  She talks about how they met and where they were married.  She reflects on living in various cities with her husband when he worked for the FBI.  She talks about the broadcasting station he owned and the work she did with him there.  She mentions that she had her own program at the station.

Evelyn discusses how the people of Fitzgerald had always been open and accepting of the Jewish community and the exchanges they had with people of other faiths.  She talks about student and visiting rabbis from New York who came to the synagogue.  She talks about being involved in various Jewish organizations and the projects they worked on.  She talks about her husband and their two daughters.


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