Respondent
Kaufman, Sam
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Respondent notes army service, marriage and occupation in Russia. Extent of Respondent's schooling and apprenticeship are indicated. Synagogues' buildings and memberships are reported. Russian government's tax on houses in Respondent's youth and duty on packages in 1960s are specified. Wages for Russian army service are discussed. Respondent's motivation to emigrate is reported; wages for piecework capmaking in Philadelphia are detailed. Respondent's relocation to Pittsburgh is mentioned. Cost of Respondent's ticket and route to U.S. are indicated. Respondent reports name change and recounts initial financial difficulties in U.S. Respondent notes first days in Pittsburgh. [Blank] Respondent's move into apartment in 1960s is mentioned. Change of occupation is reported; financial difficulties in Philadelphia are reiterated. [Tape nearly inaudible] Respondent enumerates first Pittsburgh residences. Respondent contrasts wages in Russia and U.S. and notes union for capmakers in New York. Wages in dry goods work are reported. [Inaudible] Synagogue attendance is noted.
Subjects
Armed Forces--European; Synagogues--Europe
Birth Date
1887
City
Savran
Country
Russia
Emigration Date
1913
Profession
Capmaker, Dry goods peddler
Work
Philadelphia; Butler, Pa.
Residence
Philadelphia; Hill District, Clark St.; Butler, Pa.
Occupation (father)
Peddler
Length (hours)
2
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.229
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh