Zionist Organization of America, Atlanta District Records
Scope and Contents
The researcher studying the development of Zionism in the Southeast and particularily in Atlanta will find this collection of special interest. Of note, is the open letter written^-by ,Adelbert Freedman to members of The Temple, October 11, 1943, in response to an anti-Zionist sermon delivered by Rabbi David Marx, spiritual leader of that congregation. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1937 - 1985
- Zionist Organization of America. Atlanta (Ga.) District (Organization)
Biographical / Historical
The Zionist Organization of America-Atlanta District was organized in 1910. Although many of the founder's names are unknown, Max Freedman and Joel Dorfan can be counted as among the organizers. Samuel L. Eplan was one of the earliest presidents and served when he was only 20 years old. Often meeting resistance from a segment of anti-Zionists in the Atlanta Jewish community, the organization remained small and relatively obscure until its reorganization in 1936. The Holocaust obliterated the divisiveness regarding Zionism that had previously separated the community, and following WWII and the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, membership and support for ZOA grew. At one time, Atlanta chapter membership numbered over 1,400.
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Language of Materials
The Zionist Organization of America-Atlanta District was organized in 1910. At one time, Atlanta chapter membership numbered over 1,400. The records consist of newsletters, scrapbooks, and speeches written by Adelbert Freedman, active in ZOA since 1936 and Executive Director of the Southeastern region from 1940-1951.
All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
Photographs removed to visual arts collection.
Processed by Rae Alice Cohen
- Zionist Organization of America, Atlanta District Records, Mss 40
- Erin L Wright
- June 2019
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Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository
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Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States