Respondent
Amdur, Sam
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Respondent recounts living arrangements for religious study in nearby town and hygiene during mother's visits. Father's work and Respondent's studies are noted. Respondent notes deprecation and exile of Jews by Russian government. Mother's siblings in Pittsburgh are enumerated; impetus for Respondent's name change in U.S. is recounted. Respondent notes school and synagogues in Pittsburgh attended. Respondent mentions first accommodations and father's stogie factory. Lack of amenities in residence is reported. Respondent notes learning stogie work and extent of schooling. Respondent explains circumstances for having Bar Mitzvah at private minyan. Respondent indicates locations of father's stogie factories.
Subjects
Jews--Education--Europe; Tobacco industry
Birth Date
1884
City
Malishki (Grodno)
Country
Russian Poland
Emigration Date
1889
Residence
Hill District, Hazel St.; Soho, Forbes Ave.
Occupation (father)
Weaver, Stogie factory Owner (US)
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Schwartz, Minna
Collateral Materials
Box 86 FF 11
Identifier
ais196440.013
Rights
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