Respondent
Fink, Morris Mrs.
Interview Date
November 23, 1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details and reports handling of brother's diphtheria in Hungary. Respondent reports father's work and quitting school in Hungary. Respondent mentions sewing apprenticeship and explains financial hardship in Hungary. Father's attitude toward Respondent speaking Hungarian or immigrating to U.S. is expressed. Respondent mentions town's Hasidim and synagogue's interior. Mother's work in market is indicated. Circuespondentmstances of sister's emigration are noted; mother's attitude toward Respondent's emigration is expressed. Respondent indicates destination in U.S. and explains relocation to Pittsburgh. Respondent's traveling companions and route to U.S. are indicated. Assistance of travel company in New York is noted. [Blank] Respondent relates layoff from corsetmaking. Respondent expresses expectations of U.S. and notes wages. Respondent notes first jobs in Pittsburgh.
[T1S2] Respondent indicates pushke contribution for Israel and recreational activities. Activities of All-Hungarian Club are noted; Respondent's attendance of dances is discussed. Respondent reports contact with relatives in U.S. and Europe. Citizenship information and political affiliation are noted. Husband's work with produce is mentioned. Marriage information is provided; mother-in-law's opposition to marriage is indicated. Sole conflict with husband is related; Respondent assesses the suitability of Hungarians as husbands. Children's secular and religious educations are discussed. Respondent indicates differences in own and children's upbringing.
Subjects
Immigrants--Attitudes
Birth Date
1890
City
Satu Mare (near Kiralyhaza?)
Country
Hungary (now Romania)
Emigration Date
1905
Profession
Corsetmaker, Pants factory worker, Housewife
Work
H. J. Heinz
Residence
Bridgeport, Connecticut; Lincoln Ave.,
Occupation (father)
Shochet
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Freeman, Bernice
Indexer
Mason, Major A.
Collateral Materials
Box 88 FF 3
Identifier
ais196440.126
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh