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Document Details


Title: Athol Ofsowitz
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures
Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
Description: Athol Ofsowitz was a Jew of Russian descent born in South Africa, who immigrated to Houston in 1980 with his wife and two children. He discusses his childhood and education growing up in rural South Africa. Having traveled extensively, he reflects on what it means to be a Jew. Numerous Jewish ceremonies are briefly discussed with the burial customs of the Chevra Kadisha presented in detail.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ofsowitz, Athol
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: South Africa; Africa
Speaker race: White
Document location: Houston, TX
Document date: 04-Dec-1996
Interviewer: Wolfe, Cheri
Locations discussed: North America; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Community; Culture; Local history; North America; Oral history; San Antonio, TX; Texas; Texas--History; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029049-32086