Respondent
Kochin, Louis
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Grandfather's support of family mentioned as is father's work. Respondent's grandfather's business relationship with gentile landowner is recounted; Respondent's first experience with tomatoes is described. Respondent reports lack of association with gentiles. Respondent relates secondhand report of pogrom victims' mutilation. Respondent explains father's obtaining synagogue upon arrival in Pittsburgh. Respondent indicates route to U.S. Father's name changes and false report of death in Russia are discussed. Respondent discusses the purchase of passports and Respondent's name change in U.S.
[T1S2] Respondent notes arrival in U.S. and relates black speaking Yiddish to Respondent on arrival in U.S. Respondent mentions buying clothes in Pittsburgh. Respondent notes public school attendance and his Americanization. Respondent's first residences are mentioned. Respondent details hours as express company checker. Respondent notes change in attitude toward gentiles once in U.S. Respondent explains how Jews acquired medical educations and practices in Europe. Respondent explains changing professions. Respondent's medical school education is noted. Respondent mentions study in public school "greenhorn room." Respondent's cultural pursuits are enumerated. [Extraneous material].
Subjects
Education--Europe; Immigrants--Travel--Personal narratives; Judaism--Relations--Christianity; Jews--Legal status, laws, etc.; Synagogues
City
Sheliv (Minsk)
Country
Belarus
Profession
Rabbi, Doctor
Residence
Hill District, Overhill St., Logan St.
Occupation (father)
Rabbi
Length (hours)
1
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.242
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh