Respondent
Karsh, Rae
Interview Date
November 8, 1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Respondent notes necessity for private tutoring and number of synagogues in town. Respondent's motivation to emigrate, relatives who previously immigrated and route to U.S. are indicated. Respondent reports items brought to, and first impressions of, U.S. Respondent's disappointment and first residence in Pittsburgh are indicated. Wages and hours as seamstress are detailed; garment union is mentioned. Respondent's night school attendance is noted; cultural pursuits are enumerated. Respondent indicates synagogue attendance and specifies private doctor in Pittsburgh. Respondent's organizational affiliations and contact with relatives in Europe are noted. Citizenship and marriage information is provided; children's secular and Jewish educations are enumerated. Respondent indicates differences in children's and own upbringing.
Subjects
Immigrants--Cultural assimilation
Birth Date
1894?
City
Yekaterinokov? (near Kiev)
Country
Ukraine
Emigration Date
1914
Profession
Seamstress, Housewife
Work
Fifth Ave.
Residence
Hill District, Colwell St.
Occupation (father)
Rabbi and Shochet
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Bloom, Evelyn
Collateral Materials
Box 97 FF 15
Identifier
ais196440.220
Rights
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