Goldberg family papers
Papers of the Goldberg (a.k.a. Gelbart or Geldbart) family of Mogielnica, Poland, and Charleston, South Carolina. The collection includes photographs of family members in Poland; a brief family history; and correspondence (1920s-1930s) between family members in Mogielnica and brothers Gershon (George Goldberg) and Yisroel (Israel Geldbart) in Charleston. Also included are two memorial photograph albums that chronicle Moshe Yidel Gelbart's funeral procession in Mogielnica (1935).
- Goldberg family (Family)
Language of Material
Materials in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish
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Chaim and Tobe Mindel Gelbart lived in Mogielnica, Poland, and had two daughters: Sore Rivkah and Shafa, and five sons: Yisroel, Moshe Yidel, Fishl, Ruven, and Gershon. All but Yisroel, Gershon, and Moshe Yidel, who died as a result of appendicitis in 1935, perished during the Holocaust.
Yisroel Gelbart and his wife, Rebecca (Rivkah Rochel), immigrated to the United Sates in the early 1900s and settled in Charleston, South Carolina. Upon his arrival, Yisroel changed his name to Israel Goldberg, but in the 1950s changed his last name back to Geldbart (slightly different than the original "Gelbart"). The couple had four children: Sylvia (Khana Sorele) Geldbart Wolper, Helen (Hene Sheyndele) Geldbart Feinstein, Ralph (Rakhmiel) Geldbart, and Jack (Yankev Osef) Geldbart.
Gershon Gelbart arrived in the United States in 1928 and changed his name to George Goldberg. He worked in the garment district of New York and later joined his brother in Charleston, where he owned and operated Goldberg's Men's Store on King Street. Goldberg married Jeanette (Charna Brindle) Altman in 1933, and they had three children: Charles (Yekhiel) Goldberg, Faye Goldberg Miller, and Helene Goldberg Scharff.
0.2 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Papers of the Goldberg (a.k.a. Gelbart or Geldbart) family of Mogielnica, Poland, and Charleston, South Carolina. The collection includes photographs of family members in Poland and South Carolina; a brief family history; and correspondence (1920s-1930s) between family members in Mogielnica and brothers Gershon (George Goldberg) and Yisroel (Israel Geldbart) in Charleston. Also included are two memorial photograph albums that chronicle Moshe Yidel Gelbart's funeral procession in Mogielnica (1935).
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated in 2008 and 2011 by Ralph Geldbart, Charles and Harriet Goldberg, and Helene Goldberg Scharff.
Alternate Form of Materials
Digital reproductions available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.
Processed by Sarah Dorpinghaus, September 2011.
- Charleston (S.C.)
- Gelbart family
- Gelbart, Moshe Yidel, 1897-1935
- Geldbart family
- Geldbart, Israel
- Goldberg family
- Goldberg, George, 1906-1978
- Jewish families -- Poland
- Jewish families -- South Carolina
- Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies -- Poland -- Mogielnica
- Mogielnica (Warsaw, Poland) -- Social life and customs
- photograph albums
- Inventory of the Goldberg Family Papers, 1902-1953
- Processed by: Sarah Dorpinghaus; machine-readable finding aid created by: Sarah Dorpinghaus
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