Scope and Contents
Researchers studying the Harold Hersch Family Papers will gain insight into the Holocaust and Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
- Creation: 1934 - 1991
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There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.
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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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Biographical / Historical
Harold Hersch (1923-2013) was a Holocaust survivor from Poland who survived the Lodz Ghetto and several concentration camps including Auschwitz. Following the war, Harold Hersch immigrated to the United States and settled in Atlanta, Georgia. He married Helen Lefkowitz, the daughter of Holocaust survivor Frieda Lefkowitz. Hersch was in the grocery business in Atlanta and established Hersch's Super Value Market and is credited with helping to break down racial barriers in employment by hiring African American cashiers and managers in the 1960s.
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Language of Materials
Harold Hersch was a Holocaust survivor and prominent businessman in Atlanta, Georiga. His papers consist of newspaper articles, a family history, correspondence from relatives in Poland, and papers relating to the restitution of property confiscated during World War II.
The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
Photographs removed to visual arts collection, oversized material removed to oversized collection, and textiles removed to costume collection.
- Harold Hersch Family Papers, Mss 193
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Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States