The Pollitzer Family of South Carolina

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About the Exhibit

This online exhibition presents biographies of three generations of Pollitzer family members in South Carolina. The Pollitzers came to the United States in 1848 as Jewish immigrants from Austria. Over the next century, Pollitzer family members pursued a variety of business, philanthropic, religious, educational, and political ventures within and beyond South Carolina. Their lives and work provide insight into the experiences of Jewish-European immigrants and their descendants in the U.S. South over the last two centuries. Published June 2013.


Project Authors: Jessica Short, South Carolina Historical Society, and Katharine Purcell, Trident Technical College