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Jewish War Veterans, Mack Frankel Post No. 112 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 289

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of scrapbook materials collected from 1959-1994. This collection documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the speech and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and worked to combat antisemitism. The materials center on volunteer work performed by Veterans at schools and hospitals. Of note the collection contains newspaper clippings “Gathering at Dr. Martin Luther King tomb, Rabbis Daniel Allen and Donald Peterman, Coretta Scott King and Rabbi Marvin Goldstein” and photographs of work and activities performed.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1959 - 1994

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Jewish War Veterans, Mack Frankel Post No. 112 was organized and granted its charter on December 30, 1934, with the following members: R. Wilner, David S. Block, Abe Goldberg, Dr. M. B. Copeloff, Harry Sunshine, A. B. Reisman, Abe Levy, Ezeeden Spodman, J. B. Levetan, Robert Spector, Morris Flax, Harry M. Wengrow, and Jack Barechson. In 1951, Atlanta was the host for the National Convention, and Paul Ginsberg was elected National Commander from Atlanta. The Atlanta Post was instrumental in organizing a citywide blood drive every three months. One of the active Americanism projects of the post is the presentation of ROTC medals to outstanding non-commissioned officer of ROTC units in Atlanta High Schools. Flags are also presented to schools and civic clubs. In hospital work, Atlanta Post 112, together with the Ladies Auxiliary, sponsored ward parties at the Georgia State Veterans Home in Milledgeville, providing holiday boxes. They have also held Passover Seders for the Jewish patients at the Veterans Hospital in Dublin, Georgia.

Many members of the Atlanta Post have gone up the ladder to hold Department and national offices. Past Commander Al Schwartz, National Executive Committeeman; J. Elliot Goldberg, National Executive Committeeman; Past Commander Mack Frankel; Abe Reisman; Irving Libowsky, P.C. Al Schwartz, P.C. J. Elliott Goldberg, P.C. Maurice Rich.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Atlanta Post 112 was organized May 16, 1946, and its first president was Mrs. Ida Solomon. The Auxiliary worked hand in hand with the Post on its many projects, and together they provided great community service.

Extent

4.0 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Scrapbooks of the Mack Frankel Post No. 112, Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America.

Arrangement

Scrapbooks maintain original order, the files are arranges in alphabetical, date order, oversize flat materials are placed at the end of the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Demece Harvey in March 2014. Entered into ArchivesSpace by Lindsay Resnick in August 2020.
Title
Jewish War Veterans, Mack Frankel Post No. 112 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records, Mss 289
Status
Completed
Author
Demece Harvey
Date
March 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States
678-222-3700