Respondent
Katz, Carl
Interview Date
December 16, 1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Respondent indicates lack of activities in Russian town. Respondent's removal from town during WWI is reported. Respondent's route to, and first emotions in, U.S. are indicated. First residence in Pittsburgh is noted; first jobs are enumerated. Respondent's wages and hours are reported. Respondent notes school attendance and lack of gentile classmates. Cultural pursuits are reported. Respondent enumerates religious observances and mentions congregation's attendance of Shaare Tefilah. Respondent reports medical care in Pittsburgh. Voliener Society's membership and activities are discussed. Respondent reports contributions to pushkes and discusses membership of own social club. Respondent's recreational activities and Passover celebrations are reported. Citizenship information is provided; marriage information is reported.
[T1S2] Respondent indicates lack of prearranged marriages in Europe and opposition to intermarriage. Children's professions and Jewish educations are reported. Son's participation at Poale Zedeck is noted.
Subjects
Clubs; Synagogues; Shaare Tefilah Congregation (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
1906
City
Sekillia?
Country
Russia
Emigration Date
1921
Profession
Stockboy
Residence
Hill District, Bedford Ave., Miller St.
Occupation (father)
Fruitstand owner (US)
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Katx, Cele
Indexer
O'Marah, Kathleen
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.222
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh