Respondent
Bodek, Max
Interview Date
1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Father's work and Respondent's public school attendance are noted. Respondent's limited Jewish education and house that served as synagogue are mentioned. Respondent mentions activities with non-Jews in Europe. Father's immigration to Austria is indicated. Differences in socialist attitudes towards Jews are noted. Respondent notes residence in Vienna and relatives' immigration to U.S. Respondent's route to Pittsburgh is indicated. Pittsburgh's buildings are contrasted with Vienna's. Respondent recounts happiness on first day in Pittsburgh and expresses later homesickness. Respondent identifies first home and describes neighborhood. Work and wages as busboy are detailed.
[T1S2] Respondent's religious observances and attendance at Machsikei Hadas are indicated. Advice of Pittsburgh doctor is recounted. Organizational affiliation and recreational activities in Pittsburgh are reported. Citizenship information is provided.
Subjects
Hill District (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Immigrants--Cultural assimilation; Medical care
Birth Date
1881
City
Zelechow
Country
Austria-Hungary; Austria
Emigration Date
1906
Profession
Busboy
Work
Hofbrau House
Residence
Hill District, Centre Ave.
Occupation (father)
Bookkeeper, Farmer
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Brauman, Freda
Collateral Materials
Box 87 FF 4
Identifier
ais196440.053
Rights
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