Respondent
Bigler, Samuel
Interview Date
December 1, 1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Respondent indicates cheder schooling and tone of relations with non-Jews in Nezhin. The lack of opportunity in Russia and Respondent's first impressions in Pittsburgh are mentioned. Respondent's residence in Pittsburgh is noted. Respondent details wages and hours as laborer at Westinghouse. Respondent describes obtaining own store and selling dry goods and shoes. Night school attendance is mentioned. Respondent describes lack of socializing with gentiles due to Orthodox beliefs and enumerates cultural pursuits. Respondent's religious practices after arrival in US are noted. Respondent's organizational affiliations and social activities are enumerated; family members in U.S. and abroad are mentioned. Respondent provides marriage information and comments on intermarriage. Children's secular and religious educations are enumerated.
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity; Religious life
Birth Date
1894
City
Nezhin? (Ukraine)
Country
Russia
Emigration Date
1912
Profession
Laborer, Storeowner
Work
Westinghouse; Washington, PA
Residence
Wilkinsburg, PA, Vine St.
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Avins, Dorothy
Indexer
Anafull, Joe
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.040
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh