Respondent
Glaser, Morris
Interview Date
October 6, 1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Respondent describes the interior of Savile's synagogues. Respondent reports the good relations with Catholics and poor relations with the government. Respondent's reason to immigrate to U.S. is indicated. Respondent extensively describes his illegal crossing into Germany, layover in Bremen and route to U.S. Wages as stogiemaker are detailed. Respondent relates impressions of U.S. and enumerates early residences. Respondent details wages and hours as paperhanger. Respondent outlines his work as salesman in mining towns and as garage owner. Respondent notes his ownership of bars.
[T1S2] Respondent's work in scrap iron business is noted. Cultural pursuits are mentioned as are religious practices and organizational affiliations. Family in U.S. and abroad is noted. Information on Respondent's citizenship and married life is provided. Respondent comments on intermarriage. Children's secular education indicated. Differences between own and children's upbringings are discussed.
Subjects
Immigrants--Travel--Personal narratives; Intermarriage; Synagogues--Europe; Tobacco industry
Birth Date
1886
City
Savile
Country
Lithuania
Profession
Leather factory worker (Eu), Stogie factory worker, Paperhanger, Garage and bar owner
Work
East Liberty; Oakland
Residence
Soho, Pride St., Bluff St.
Occupation (father)
Express man
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Avins, Dorothy
Indexer
Reynolds, Jacqueline
Collateral Materials
Box 88 FF 15
Identifier
ais196440.158
Rights
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