Respondent
Arenson, Bella
Interview Date
January 12, 1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Respondent's cheder attendance and town's synagogues are noted. Respondent notes impediment to, and circumstances of, emigration. Respondent's delay on Ellis Island is explained; Respondent's route to U.S. is indicated. Name change is noted; relocation to Pittsburgh is mentioned. Respondent indicates lonesomeness and first residences in Pittsburgh. Wages and hours of work are detailed; acquisition of English is reported. Cultural pursuits are enumerated; synagogue attendance is indicated. Respondent mentions saving money for family in Europe. Respondent indicates local meeting places and relatives abroad. Citizenship and marriage information is provided. Respondent notes attitude in raising children.
Subjects
Immigrants--Travel--Personal narratives
Birth Date
1901
City
Novradok? (near Bialystok)
Country
Russian Poland
Emigration Date
1917
Profession
Dressmaker
Residence
Akron, OH; Hill District, Centre Ave., Roberts St.
Occupation (father)
Delivery man
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Bloom, Evelyn
Indexer
Mason, Major A.
Collateral Materials
Box 86 FF 13
Identifier
ais196440.017
Rights
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