About this Collection

The Feinstein Center's oral history project consists of 48 interviews which were conducted by staff and volunteers between 1996 and 1999. They sought to capture and record the experiences of Jews who played a significant role in business, political, cultural, educational, philanthropic, and other aspects of the community.

About this Interview

Carol Auerbach, activist and family therapist, discusses her career, family history in Germany, her own chilhood in New york, and her trip to Israel during college. She talks of her mother's childhood and experience during Kristalnacht and emigration to the USA. Auerbach elaborates on her Jewish education growing up, Judaism in her home and work life, as well as her experiences working in a gentile school. She discusses at length, her marriages, first to Benjamin Barg, who worked for the United Nations and passed away in 1974, and then to Isaac Auerbach. She ends her interview by talking of her involvement in Federation, various Jewish organizations and charities, and the challenges of children and stepchildren and being a woman in the Jewish Community.

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Biographical / Historical Note

"Preserving the Voices of History: The Feinstein Center Jewish Philadelphia Oral History Project" gathered an oral history collection containing the memory of Jews who were central to the growth and development of the Philadelphia Jewish community. The project focused on interviewing Jews who contributed to the integration of Jews in the larger Philadelphia community and on women and how they have integrated being a woman and being Jewish in the twentieth century.

Record Details

Carol Auerbach Oral History, October 12, 1998
Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Auerbach, Carol
Personal Names:
Barg, Benjamin, Auerbach, Isaac
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Repository Collection:
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
Oral Histories
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About This Collection

Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories

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The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History promotes the study of the of the Philadelphia Jewish community.
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