Respondent
Kramer, Lena
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
[T1S1] Notes decision making in her parents' and own home. Respondent expresses father's desire to emigrate for children's advancement. Children's education and professions are detailed. Respondent explains change in residence and mentions her acculturation. Biographical details are provided.
[T1S2] Respondent discusses enjoyment of work as multi-lingual saleswoman. Respondent's education and treatment by gentiles in U.S. are recounted. Cultural pursuits are enumerated; parents' generosity is described. Respondent expresses religious beliefs and notes slight changes in observances. Origins of Rodef Shalom are noted; family doctor is specified. Recreational activities are recounted, as is Respondent's avoidance of gentile activities. Respondent mentions making and keeping friends with neighbors and customers. Respondent's relatives in Pittsburgh and contact with relatives in Europe are noted. Respondent provides citizenship information and mentions activity in the Democratic Party. Respondent recounts meeting husband and his engagement present.
Subjects
Marriage; Religious life--Attitudes
Birth Date
1900
City
(Grodno)
Country
Russian Poland
Emigration Date
1903
Profession
Saleswoman
Work
Applestein's
Residence
Squirrel Hill, Nicholson St.; Lawrenceville, Fisk St.
Length (hours)
1
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.245
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh