Caroline, Irvin, and Raymond Rosenblum reminisce about growing-up in Anderson, South Carolina, recalling their older siblings, relatives, neighbors, and Jewish religious observance. Their parents, Nathan and Freida Rosenblum, Polish immigrants, lived in several small South Carolina towns and Miami, Florida, before settling in Anderson in 1933. Caroline recounts her work history, and Irvin describes his eleven months in the navy at the end of World War II. Raymond served in the Naval Reserves while he attended medical school. Under the Berry Plan, his active duty was deferred until he completed his residency in urology.
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Caroline, Irvin, and Raymond Rosenblum are the youngest of Nathan and Freida Rosenblums five children. In 1920, the couple emigrated from their home in Brest-Litovsk, Poland, to Orangeburg, South Carolina, where Nathan joined his brother, Sam, in his dry goods business. Nathan and Freida also lived in Miami, Florida, and the South Carolina towns of Blackville and Greenwood, before settling in Anderson in 1933. The Rosenblum siblings reminisce about growing-up, recalling relatives, neighbors, playmates, a measles party, and simultaneous tonsillectomies. They also recollect Jewish religious observance in Anderson, and talk about their older siblings. Both their brother Allen and their sister Sarahs husband, David Danneman, served in the United States Army Air Force in Europe during World War II, and both became POWs after being shot down over enemy territory. Caroline recounts her work history, and Irvin describes his eleven months in the navy at the end of World War II, when he participated in the Electronics Training Program designed by Captain William Eddy. Raymond was a member of the Naval Reserves while he attended medical school. Under the Berry Plan, his active duty was deferred until he completed his residency in urology.