Respondent
Davis, Robert
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
Provides biographical details and mentions theatrical activity in hometown. Arrangement and appellation of town's synagogues are detailed. Respondent's public school attendance is reported, as are circumstances of Respondent's immigration. Assistance on arrival in New York is noted; first residence in U.S. is reported. Respondent notes school attendance and first job. Respondent explains lack of religious observance in uncle's household in U.S. Wages of first job are noted; changes in residence and work are indicated. Marriage information is provided; wife's family's store is specified. Adjustment difficulties are related. Cultural pursuits and organizational affiliations are enumerated. Children's Jewish and secular educations are indicated. Respondent characterizes relationship with children. Political affiliation is reported. Respondent notes extent of friendships with Jewish families in Glenwood and contact with relatives in Europe. Respondent relates attitude toward immigration to and adjustment in U.S.
Subjects
Family life; Immigrants--Cultural assimilation; Religious life--United States; Synagogues--Europe
Birth Date
1905
City
Strogenitz?; Doroshenev (Bukovina)
Country
Austria-Hungary
Emigration Date
1920
Profession
Railroad worker
Work
B and O Railroad
Residence
Glenwood
Occupation (father)
Grocer
Length (hours)
1
Indexer
McEvoy, Kate
Collateral Materials
Box 87 FF 18
Identifier
ais196440.095
Rights
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