Respondent
Dektor, Jacob
Interview Date
December 15, 1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Respondent describes his education and synagogue in Gajsin. Respondent expresses the motivation for emigration with wife and children. Respondent's travel experiences are described. Respondent's residences in Pittsburgh are noted as are conflicts with gentile children. Respondent details wages and hours as non-union plasterer. Respondent mentions a lack of formal education and cultural pursuits in U.S. Respondent reports his lack of religiosity and of organizational affiliation. Citizenship information is provided. Respondent provides marriage details.
[T1S2] Respondent's arranged marriage is recounted. Respondent reports attitude toward intermarriage and notes children's educations. Children's and own relationships to parents are reported.
Subjects
Immigrants--Travel--Personal narratives; Arranged marriage; Synagogues--Europe
Birth Date
1889
City
Gajsin
Country
Ukraine
Emigration Date
1920
Profession
Plasterer
Residence
Hill District, Clark St., Watson St.
Occupation (father)
Plasterer
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Avins, Dorothy
Indexer
Unitan, Dorothy
Collateral Materials
Box 87 FF 19
Identifier
ais196440.098
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh