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Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Barry Draisen and Ellen Cherkas Draisen
Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Barry Draisen and Ellen Cherkas Draisen Barry Draisen was raised in post-World War II Anderson, South Carolina, where his parents owned a jewelry and music store. After working in several states as an engineer for General Electric, he returned to his hometown with his wife, Ellen Cherkas of Atlanta, to help run the family business. The couple decided to remain in Anderson where they took over the store, raised their children, and became active members and leaders of Temple B’nai Israel.