Tillie’s Thrifty Shop


Kingstree, SC

FAMILIES: Gershman; Drucker

Tillie Drucker (1900-1977), an Austrian immigrant, married Russian immigrant Harry Gershman in New York City in 1921. By 1945, Tillie was living in Kingstree, South Carolina, where she opened Tillie’s Thrifty Shop.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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