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- Minnie Sutker oral history interview, 1990 April 22
Minnie Sutker oral history interview, 1990 April 22
Charlotte, North Carolina native Minnie Silverstein Sutker discusses her experiences as a member of the Jewish community in the city. She talks about her father's earliest days in Charlotte in the late nineteenth century and discusses her parents' integral roles in the community. Ms. Sutker recalls the limited scope of Jewish activities and leadership for young people in Charlotte during the early twentieth century, which included the organizations Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and the Progressive Club, a forerunner of the Charlotte Jewish Community Center. She also discusses women's organizations within the Jewish community like Hadassah. Ms. Sutker describes the relationship between Jews and non-Jews in Charlotte as being fairly good, despite recalling instances of societal discrimination, and she tells of early differentiation among Charlotte's Jews. Recalling wartime Charlotte during the First and Second World Wars, Ms. Sutker details her own family's personal experiences with the Holocaust.