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Neil Ghingold Papers

Identifier: Mss 178

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Neil Ghingold Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Augusta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1921 - 1971


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Neil Ghingold was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1932. His father Abraham (Abram) Ghingold (1900-1985) emigrated from Romania to the United States in 1921. After staying a few months with relatives in New York, Abram moved to Sparta, Georgia where he opened a small dry goods business. In 1925 he moved to Augusta, Georgia opening Abe Ghingold Dry Goods at 570 Broad Street.

Neil Ghingold was the owner of Neil Ghingold Antiques at 1230 Broad Street active in the Jewish Community of Augusta and was married to Stephanie Thompson Ghingold (b. 1950). He had three sons, Richard Schneider Ghingold (1955-2013), Jeffrey Voll Ghingold (b. 1957), and Bradley C. Ghingold (1961-1984). He passed away on December 27, 2017 at age 85.


0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan


Neil Ghingold and his father owned a dry goods store in Augusta, Gerogia. The collection consists of a synagogue history from Adas Yeshurun Synagogue in Augusta, Georgia; immigration documents, a family history and a memoir written by Abram Ghingold, in Romania and translated into English in which he recounts his life in Romania and the plight of the Jews in that country.


The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Neil Ghingold Papers, Mss 178
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States