Celia Scher, 1994 March 6
Scope and Contents
Celia Scher discusses her memories of life in New York City, her move to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1959 to provide a better quality of life for her young family, and her role in educating the community about the Holocaust. She talks about joining the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust board in 1981 and their efforts to get the Holocaust taught in public schools. She discusses the personal reason why she became so passionate about educating people about the Holocaust, and shares stories about the impact of her Holocaust educational work. Ms. Scher also describes her work teaching history to pre-teen students in religious school at Temple Israel beginning in 1960. Other topics include her ambivalence about Shalom Park, her children's accomplishments, and her trip to Israel with Rabbi Richard Rocklin.
- Creation: 1994 March 6
Conditions Governing Access
11 of the 13 interviews that comprise the Charlotte Jewish Historical Society oral history interviews have been digitized and are available in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.
Celia Scher was a 65-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place at the Jewish Community Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in New York City in 1929. She was employed as an accountant, an educator, and a Sunday school teacher.
Language of Materials
Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States