Herman Blumenthal oral history interview, 1989 February 26
Long-time Charlotte resident and civic activist Herman Blumenthal discusses the Jewish experience in Charlotte beginning upon his arrival in the 1930s. He describes the small Jewish community centered around the synagogue and recalls prominent families. Mr. Blumenthal talks about the postwar changes in the Charlotte Jewish community, including increased population and a growing acceptance in mainstream social and service organizations. Likewise, he discusses his own civic involvement. Mr. Blumenthal reflects upon the creation of Shalom Park and its positive impact on the Jewish community in Charlotte, and discusses his desire to see stronger Jewish religious education in Charlotte.