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Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Inc.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (also referred to as the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., the Jewish War Veterans, or JWV) is an American Jewish veterans' organization created in 1896 by Civil War veterans to prove that Jews have proudly served this country since the Revolutionary Era. It has an estimated 15,000 members, ranging from World War II to current conflicts and active duty personnel.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Durward Gerson Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 100
Abstract Durward (Dutch) Gerson (1919-1979) was an Atlanta resident who was active in a variety of Jewish and general communal organizations. The collection consists primarily of local and district records of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization and records of Amit Women-Atlanta Chapter previously known as Mizrachi Women’s Organization Atlanta Chapter. The records from B’nai B’rith reflect upon Durward Gerson’s association with that organization. The Amit Women records represent Mildred Gerson’s...
Dates: 1949 - 1957

Harry Sunshine Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 060
Abstract Harry Sunshine was actively involved in both the Jewish and general communities and generously supported a number of different causes in Atlanta and in the State of Israel. The papers include correspondence, family history, legal documents, obituaries, and records relating to land purchases and support of the State of Israel, Grady Memorial Hospital, and Sunshine Department Stores.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1919 - 1975

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

Identifier: Mss 289
Abstract Scrapbooks of the Mack Frankel Post No. 112, Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1959 - 1994

Jewish War Veterans, Post 455 (Columbus, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 276
Abstract The collection includes two scrapbooks, containing correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs pertaining to Jewish war Veterans Post 455 from 1966 to 1968.
Dates: 1966 - 1968

Louis Geffen Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 104
Abstract Louis Geffen (1904-2001) was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was Rabbi Tobias Geffen, who was the spiritual leader of Congregation Shearith Israel for over 60 years. Louis gained prominence in Atlanta as an attorney and for his involvement in a wide variety of Jewish community activities. The papers contain a history of the Eplan family of Atlanta, greeting cards and Geffen family memorabilia. Of special interest is the political campaign card of Louis Geffen for a position on the Board...
Dates: 1920 - 1974

Louis Rosenbaum Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 052
Abstract Louis Rosenbaum was born in Russia in 1900. He immigrated to the United States in 1919 and became a prominent businessman in Decatur, Georgia. His papers include documents from numerous Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, schools, and synagogues including the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund, the Atlanta Normal Training School, the Atlanta Opportunity School, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Central Night School, Ahavath Achim Congregation, Decatur Civitan Club, Jewish...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 2009

Norman Weitz Papers

Identifier: Mss 241
Abstract Norman Weitz Family Papers, c.1931-1982, consisting of .4 linear feet of material including the World War II military records and photographs relating to the service of Norman Weitz, fliers from the Kiddie Revue and Milk Fund,1931; Girl's High School commencement program, 1940, memorabilia from Alpha Epsilon Pi at the University of Georgia; and the scrapbook of Mitzi Hirsch, 1936-1937.
Dates: 1932 - 1988

William (Wolfie) Bromberg Papers

Identifier: Mss 418
Abstract This collection contains the scrapbooks from William (Wolfie) Bromberg's time in the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, post no. 112, in the mid-1970s. It includes pictures, correspondence, legal documents, and news articles in scrapbook form about the activist and charitable activities of the group. These activities include blood drive, ROTC, meetings, programs, luncheons, Israel trips, hospital work, scholarships, child welfare, USO, VAV Hospital and fundraising. Also in this...
Dates: 1970 - 1980