Respondent
La Victoire, Frieda
Interview Date
November 2, 1968
Abstract
[T1S1] Respondent discusses cultural pursuits and describes theater in Wofford Park. Respondent's Orthodox religious observances are enumerated; mother's insistence on speaking Yiddish is indicated. Family's health care and deaths in Jeannette are noted. Respondent discusses family's charitable contributions. Respondent reports father's opposition to Respondent playing basketball.
[T1S2] Respondent expresses contentment with U.S. Father's advice on dealing with American children is recounted. Respondent indicates father's role in the Jeannette Socialist Party. Respondent indicates relatives in, and location of Jeannette neighborhood. Respondent enumerates father's jobs in U.S. and his first wages and hours in the U.S. Respondent mentions own and sister's education. Learning English is discussed. Religious services in home are indicated, as is grandfather's religious instruction of brothers. [Extraneous material]
Subjects
Immigrants--Cultural assimilation; Judaism--Relations--Christianity; Jewish children; Religious life--Attitudes; City and town life; Jews--Social life and customs; Socialism
Birth Date
1893
City
(near Bialystok)
Country
Russian Poland
Emigration Date
1906
Profession
Dentist
Residence
Jeannette, PA, Sixth St.
Occupation (father)
Insurance sales, Singer worker
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Miller, Mary
Collateral Materials
Box 98 FF 2
Identifier
ais196440.251
Rights
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