Respondent
Americus, Ida
Interview Date
February 10, 1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Mother's second marriage is mentioned; Respondent's lack of schooling is noted. Respondent notes plainness of Vilna and indicates Lithuanian Jews' fear of government. Motivation for, and route of, immigration to U.S. are indicated. Respondent's lack of name change is noted. Respondent indicates pleasures and disappointments in U.S. Marriage information is provided; Pittsburgh residences are indicated. Respondent's work and hours in stogie factory are discussed. Respondent notes cordial relations with gentiles in U.S.; cultural pursuits are enumerated. Mother's strict religious observances are recounted; Respondent indicates own practices. Respondent mentions doctors' house calls. Respondent's roles in organizations are mentioned.
Subjects
Religious life
Birth Date
1877
City
Vilnius
Country
Lithuania
Emigration Date
1896?
Profession
Stogie factory worker, Housewife
Residence
Hill District, Crawford St.
Occupation (father)
Tailor
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Americus, Pauline
Collateral Materials
Box 86 FF 12
Identifier
ais196440.014
Rights
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