Respondent
Finkelstein, Ann
Interview Date
March 9, 1969
Abstract
Outlines father's business. Respondent explains wet nursing by future mother-in-law. Biographical details are provided. Respondent recounts relocation of Jews by Russians during WWI. Respondent's father's employment as army supplier is mentioned as are the post-war conditions of her family. Respondent describes brother's search for his separated wife after WWII. Respondent's brother's life in Russia in 1960s is discussed. Respondent explains the loss of Jewish business privileges with Lithuania's independence. Respondent's motivation to emigrate is indicated. Respondent compares houses and cities in U.S. and Europe. Respondent explains trial period of marriage in Europe. Respondent's night school attendance is noted. Respondent's husband's accommodations in Pittsburgh are mentioned, as is his unsuccessful business. Respondent details husband's wages and hours in the produce business.
[T1S2] Respondent mentions acquiring English and associating with gentiles. Respondent's cultural pursuits are enumerated, as are religious observances and synagogue attendance. Respondent's organizational affiliations and social activities are indicated. Respondent mentions the assistance of Irene Kaufmann Settlement. Citizenship and marriage information is provided. Children's secular and Jewish educations are enumerated. Respondent compares own opportunities with those of children. Respondent expresses contentment with U.S.'s opportunities, as opposed to those of small European towns. Jews' immigration to South Africa is discussed.
Subjects
Quality of life--Europe; Marriage--Europe; Europe--Social conditions; Europe--Politics and government
Birth Date
1901
City
Sapirsic
Country
Lithuania
Emigration Date
1925
Work
Squirrel Hill, Murray Ave.; Hill District, Logan St.
Residence
Locust St.; South Side
Occupation (father)
Lumber Merchant
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Strauchler, Jennie
Indexer
Cornett, S.
Collateral Materials
Box 88 FF 5
Identifier
ais196440.130
Rights
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