Meeting in Atlanta

Two Immigrants

" a concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall"

"[My parents] met here in the U.S. in 1954, when my mother came on holiday to visit from London.

And they were introduced by mutual friends at a concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall, and that’s how they first met.

My father [Helmuth Jacobi] worked in his dad’s secondhand store in downtown Atlanta, not far from where Atlanta – Fulton Public Stadium used to be until last year, and then he ended up working for a women’s garment manufacturer in downtown Atlanta for many years. That company is no longer in existence. My mother [Betty Decker Jacobi] was a secretary, and then eventually director for the Golden Age Employment Service, which was a public entity that helped people approaching retirement years find employment. And then she worked at The Temple for a few years. "