Minnie Sutker, 1990 April 22
Scope and Contents
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.
- Creation: 1990 April 22
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.
Minnie Sutker was an 85-year old woman at the time of interview, which took place at the Jewish Community Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Charlotte in 1905 and was employed as an insurance agent.
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