Respondent
Adler, George
Interview Date
January 10, 1969
Abstract
[T1S1] Describes house in Russia. Biographical details are provided; Respondent's jobs in various Russian cities are enumerated. Respondent reports the cheder and private instruction he received and mentions town's synagogues. Respondent recounts good business relations with non-Jews. Socialist organizers are mentioned, as is the union's power in Russia. Respondent reports a general impetus to immigrate to U.S. Respondent's route to the U.S. is indicated. Residences in Pittsburgh are compared to those in Russia. Respondent notes his determination to make U.S. home. Respondent enumerates job and residence changes. Work and wages selling combs and his work at Westinghouse are detailed. Respondent mentions opening own store and notes changes in residences. A lack of time for cultural pursuits and recreational activities is reported but religious affiliation is noted.
[T1S2] Respondent provides citizenship information. Respondent mentions his marriage and comments on intermarriage. Children's secular and religious educations are enumerated. Difficulties raising American children are discussed.
Subjects
Americanization; Quality of life; Quality of life--Europe; Peddlers and Peddling
City
(Kiev)
Country
Ukraine
Emigration Date
1911
Profession
Peddler, Salesman, Deli owner
Work
Slutsky Bros., Hill District, Logan St.; Westinghouse; Oakland
Residence
Hill District; Oakland; Hill District, Cliff St.
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Amper, Shirley
Indexer
Reynolds, Jacqueline
Collateral Materials
Box 86 FF 10
Identifier
ais196440.009
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh