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

George Ross talks about his childhood, family history and religion, his choice to change his last name from Rosenkoff while working in retail, anti-semitism, and his career. He further talks of his moving from Sears and Roebuck to Goldman Sachs and his decision to forego law school, his involvement in a number of Jewish and civic organizations such as The Jewish Federation, the American Jewish Committee, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, One to One Initiative, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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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

Title:
George Ross Oral History, November 5, 1996
Subject:
Jewish merchants, Jewish families, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Ross, George
Date:
1996-11-05
Language:
English
Personal Names:
Ross, George
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Organization / Building:
Sears and Roebuck (Philadelphia, Pa.), Goldman Sachs (Philadelphia, Pa.), Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository Collection:
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
Type:
Oral Histories
Contact:
Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
Transcript Identifier:
TOHFCJZ2016020038

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Transcript Note

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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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