Respondent
Horowitz, Mollie
Interview Date
February 5, 1968
Abstract
TAPE QUALITY POOR IN SOME PARTS Provides biographical details and reports accommodations in Romania. Father's and brothers' immigrations to Palestine are indicated. Respondent's and parents' work are discussed. Extent of Respondent's secular education is indicated. Spanish Jews' synagogue in Craiova is discussed. Cordial relations with non-Jews in Romania are indicated; initial discontent in Pittsburgh is expressed. Relatives who previously immigrated to U.S. are noted; Respondent's choice of U.S. rather than Israel (Palestine) is explained. Respondent indicates traveling companions and route to U.S. Assistance on arrival in New York and arrival in Pittsburgh are noted. Respondent's unhappiness with Pittsburgh is explained. First residence is indicated. Wages and work embroidering are specified. Respondent's lack of schooling in Pittsburgh is noted as are Respondent's cultural pursuits. Respondent's synagogue attendance and household observances are indicated. Organizational affiliations and charitable contributions are enumerated.
[T1S2] Synagogue's social activities are reported; Sunday barbecues on Centre Avenue are noted. Respondent's contact with relatives in U.S. and abroad is noted. Respondent provides citizenship information and mentions extent of political activity. Marriage information is provided. Children's secular and Jewish educations are noted; differences in own and children's upbringing are related.
Subjects
Immigrants--Attitudes; Manners and customs; Synagogues--Europe
Birth Date
1887
City
Craiova
Country
Romania
Emigration Date
1902?
Profession
Pharmacy worker (Eu), Embroiderer
Work
Rosenbaum's
Residence
Hill District, Colwell St., Roberts St.; Etna, Pa.; North Side
Occupation (father)
Shirtmaker
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Wolken, Toby
Indexer
Madorma, Valerie
Collateral Materials
Box 89 FF 13
Identifier
ais196440.200
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh