Respondent
Arenson, Louis
Interview Date
January 12, 1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Brother's immigration to Palestine is mentioned. Respondent's route to and arrival in U.S. are indicated. Assistance in U.S. and Respondent's show money are noted. Respondent indicates generally held desire to emigrate and notes parents' opposition. Respondent indicates disillusionment in U.S. with lifestyle and economic opportunities. Respondent's occupation and first residence are noted; Respondent's wages, work and hours in bakery are detailed. Respondent reports night school attendance. Cultural pursuits are enumerated. Respondent notes synagogue attendance and religious observances. Organizational and charitable affiliations are enumerated. Respondent recounts lack of recreational time. Respondent notes contact with relatives abroad.
[T1S2] [Blank] Marriage information is provided. Children's secular and Jewish educations are enumerated.
Subjects
Immigrants--Cultural assimilation
Birth Date
1894
City
Kolno
Country
Russian Poland
Emigration Date
1913
Profession
Baker
Work
Kaplan's Bakery
Residence
Elm St.
Occupation (father)
Dye seller
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Bloom, Evelyn
Indexer
Anafull, Joe
Collateral Materials
Box 86 FF 14
Identifier
ais196440.018
Rights
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