Respondent
Glass, Max
Interview Date
January 15, 1969
Abstract
Describes house in Romania. Work as child and gift for rabbi are noted. Work, board and wages as clerk in Romania are detailed. Respondent recounts obtaining work on dock in Constan, Romania and on ship destined for U.S. Respondent indicates route to U.S. and recounts locating relative's address in New York. Wages in paperbox factory and compensation after injury are related. Respondent indicates relocation to Pittsburgh. Wages and hours peddling brooms and working in grocery store are detailed. board paid to brother-in-law and wages received selling foodstuffs are detailed. Family's association with rabbi and synagogue in Europe is indicated; Respondent relates surprise at tickets for synagogue admittance on Rosh Hashana in U.S. Respondent recounts tension between peasants and Jewish wood supplier in Romania. Father's contact with gentiles and Jews' opinion of it are related. Respondent outlines water-sellers in Romania and recounts sole incidence of anti-Semitism. Wages of first job in Pittsburgh are noted; Respondent's interest in the U.S. Constitution is indicated. Respondent's suspicion of politicians' dishonesty is expressed. Respondent notes changes of residence and recounts meeting wife. Marriage information is provided; Respondent's . independence is expressed.
Subjects
Antisemitism--Europe; Jewish-Christian Relations - Europe; Quality of life--Europe; Religious life--United States
Birth Date
1898
City
Buhusi, Bacau
Country
Romania
Emigration Date
1913
Profession
Clerk (Eu), Dockworker (Eu), Factory worker, Broom peddler, Grocery clerk, Wholesale food supply salesman
Work
Penn Ave., Sneiderman; Berkowitz, Centre Ave.; Joe Grody
Residence
Hill District, Arthur St.
Occupation (father)
Gabbai
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Rosner, Florence
Collateral Materials
Box 88 FF 16
Identifier
ais196440.159
Rights
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