Jewish Mobile Oral History Project Interviews
 

Title

Interview with Mark H. Berkin

Interviewer(s)

Deborah Gurt

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Document Type

Oral History

Publication Title

Jewish Mobile Oral History Project

Abstract

Mark Berkin was born in 1938 and grew up in Mobile after his family relocated from Middletown, Connecticut. Berkin recalls his earliest memories in Mobile where his father owned a retail business based on a credit system. Berkin describes a racially segregated Mobile, and a close knit Jewish community that engaged with both Black and white. Berkin also shares extensive memories of Ahavas Chesed congregation and intra-communal dynamics.

Run Time

03:14

Publication Date

2021

Interview Date(s)

2020-08-11, 2020-08-25, 2020-08-28

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