Respondent
Klahr, Morris
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Respondent indicates private tutoring received and subjects studied. Synagogues, both civic and private, are mentioned. Friendships with neighboring gentiles are indicated. Town's lack of industry is noted. Respondent relates Jews' distrust of Communists. Respondent enumerates reasons to emigrate. Accommodations supplied by relatives are mentioned. Respondent notes background of agent. Respondent indicates route to U.S. Delay at Ellis Island on Thanksgiving is recounted. Respondent marvels at his self-confidence in presence of U.S. policemen. Respondent indicates first residence and first jobs. Wages and hours in grocery stores are detailed. Respondent notes opening grocery store in West Virginia. Respondent enumerates night schools attended.
[T1S2] Respondent's ailments and change in diet in U.S. are described; free treatment at clinic is reported. Respondent indicates lack of organizational memberships but reports recreational activities. Citizenship information is provided and political affiliation is explained. Respondent provides marriage information; Respondent's wife comments upon differentiation among Jews by country of origin. Children's secular and Jewish education are discussed. Differences in Respondent's and his children's upbringing are indicated. Biographical details are reiterated.
Subjects
Medical care; Party affiliation; Europe--Social conditions; Europe--Politics and government
Birth Date
1902
City
Podkamien
Country
Austria-Hungary
Emigration Date
1920
Profession
Pin boy, Grocer
Work
Canonsburg, Pa.; Pittsburgh; West Virginia
Residence
Canonsburg, Pa.
Occupation (father)
Woodbroker
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Amper, Shirley
Indexer
Wills, Lynda
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.239
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh