Respondent
Friedland, Rae
Interview Date
December 1, 1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Respondent mentions Jewish schooling and Shabbos goy in Russia. Stepfather's motivation to emigrate is reported. Respondent's arrival in New York and McKeesport are noted. Work in printing and millinery shops is discussed. Respondent's ownership of shop in Pittsburgh is discussed. Respondent's aversion to Saturday work is expressed. Respondent's first residences and night school attendance are indicated. Respondent reports cultural activities and religious observances. McKeesport synagogues are identified; lack of Jewish doctors in McKeesport is noted. Respondent enumerates recreational and social activities. Respondent mentions extent of political involvement.
Subjects
Sabbath Observance
Birth Date
1878
City
Minsk
Country
Belarus
Emigration Date
1892
Profession
Print shop worker, Milliner, Millinery shop and beauty parlor owner
Work
McKeesport, PA; Pittsburgh, Penn Ave.
Residence
McKeesport, PA
Occupation (father)
Salesman
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Bloom, Evelyn
Indexer
Cooke, Patricia
Collateral Materials
Box 88 FF 9
Identifier
ais196440.149
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh