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Interview with Abe Goldstein, February 17, 1971

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:11 - Senator Russell's impressions of Israel

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Partial Transcript: Mr. Goldstein, would you mind telling me how you first met the Senator?

Keywords: Golda Meir; Israel; Middle East; Six Day War; Suez

00:10:31 - Russell's support for defense of Israel

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Partial Transcript: Going back in time a little bit, I believe you indicated that you met the Senator in 1948, is that correct?

Keywords: Coca-Cola boycott; Phantom jets; Truman; World Bank; equipment; petition; treaties

00:24:16 - Senator Russell's dedication / Russell's personality

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Partial Transcript: Ah, now you've stated that you knew the Senator beginning in 1948, did you visit him often in Washington or Winder?

Keywords: Bill Jordan; family; frugality; memory; reading; respectability; stocks

00:34:24 - Russell's lifetime goals / Seeking nomination as VP

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Partial Transcript: How do you think the Senator regarded the world situation at the time of his death?

Keywords: 1952; Democratic Party; Israel; Kennedy; crises; defense

00:43:59 - Influences on Russell / Civil Rights

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Partial Transcript: Did he ever talk to you about his relationship with other world leaders?

Keywords: Christianity; LBJ; President Johnson; family; filibuster; parents; race; religion

00:50:34 - Social and professional plans during Russell's later life

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Partial Transcript: Getting back to the times that you visited socially with the Senator.

Keywords: alcohol; campaigns; cocktail parties; drinking; emphysema; food; health; humor; independence; personality; sincerity; social habits

01:01:07 - Cates reads letters from Russell to Goldstein

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Partial Transcript: I do want to record one thing in connection with my interview with Abe Goldstein.

Keywords: Golda Meir; correspondence; health