Respondent
Chaimovitz, Morri & Molly
Interview Date
November 2, 1969
Abstract
Provide biographical details. His private studies and father's instruction are mentioned. She describes bribery necessary for Jews to attend Romanian public school. He mentions his father's synagogue association. Jewish businesses' relationship with his town's government is described. They mention relatives who previously immigrated to U.S. Their routes to, and arrivals in, Pittsburgh are indicated. She mentions initial disappointment; he mentions employment discrimination against Jews but both express satisfaction with U.S. She describes parents' U.S. home and enumerates residences.
[T1S2] He reports life's work in dry goods and shoe stores; she discusses work in stogie factories. Night school attendance and cultural pursuits are indicated. Their differences in religiosity and gradual changes in religious observance are discussed. A lack of organizational affiliations is mentioned, but recreational activities are enumerated. Kalson's Bathhouse and Weinstein's Restaurant are described. He discusses friendships with gentiles made while peddling. Contact with relatives abroad is indicated. They recount childhood promise of marriage. [Extraneous material]
[T2S3] [Extraneous material and repeat of T1S1]
[T2S4] [Beginning of T1S2] He discusses work in stogie factory. [Repeat of T1S2].
Subjects
Kalson's Bathhouse (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Peddlers and Peddling; Europe--Social conditions; Europe--Politics and government; Tobacco industry; Weinstein's Restaurant (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
1888
City
Derbon?; Saveni
Country
Romania; Romania
Emigration Date
1900
Profession
Stogie factory worker, Peddler, Storeowner; Stogie factory worker, Housewife
Work
Horne's Downtown, Crafton, Carnegie
Residence
Hill District
Occupation (father)
Schochet; Woodbroker
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Selevan, Ida
Indexer
Reynolds, Jacqueline
Collateral Materials
Box 87 FF 10
Identifier
ais196440.070
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh