Respondent
Heppenheimer, Bella
Interview Date
1991
Abstract
Bella Heppenheimer, a seamstress by trade, she immigrated to the United States from Germany and settled in Pittsburgh, PA; birth year, 1912;
[T1S1] present address; birth in Hoppstaten, Germany; parents' names; family history; early education in Germany; learning the dressmaking trade; sewing for the Jewish community in Germany; immigration to the United States before Kristallnacht; marriage to her fiancé from Germany in Pittsburgh, PA by Rabbi Rothschild; parents' immigration; her clientele in Pittsburgh; parents' adjustment to the United States; description of her father's mother; social activities; affiliation with Beth Shalom; her volunteer work with Russian immigrants; personal opinions about non-Jews, the homeless, America;
[T1S2] comparison of Russian and German Jews; father's imprisonment in a concentration camp; her contact with an Israeli family
Subjects
Dressmaking; Germany
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Samuels, Jeanne
Interviewer2
Vatz, Virginia
Collateral Materials
Box 102 FF 28
Identifier
ais196440.193
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh