Respondent
Hoffman, Gertrude
Interview Date
1977
Abstract
Gertrude Hoffman was a homemaker and volunteer who donated a pharmacy to Hadassah Hospital in Israel and served as President of the Pittsburgh chapter of Hadassah; family history and early life in New York; religious and secular education; courtship and marriage in 1935 to a cousin, Philip Hoffman, move to Pittsburgh, PA; home life with children in Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh; observations on Squirrel Hill in the 1940s; involvement with Hadassah Hospital; active in the United Jewish Federation; views on television; prohibition era; depression era; review of family history; travel to Israel and Europe; views of Jewish life in Pittsburgh; husband, underwriter for pharmacy school at Hadassah Hospital; Judaic branch of library at University of Pittsburgh; children's library at Beth Shalom; thoughts on early life.
Subjects
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Hospitals; Bet ha-holim "Hadasah" (Jerusalem); Israel; Philanthropists; Charities; Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Egert, Dana
Interviewer2
Berkman, Deborah
Indexer
Mermelstein and Haus
Collateral Materials
Box 102 FF 31
Identifier
ais196440.198
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh