Respondent
Latterman, Bertha
Interview Date
January 31, 1969
Abstract
[T1S1] Outlines husband's grain business and recounts Russian gentiles' kindnesses. Respondent mentions her difficulties with Russian authorities. Respondent's motivation to emigrate is indicated. Respondent discusses crossing border into Romania and indicates route to U.S. Respondent relates disappointments on arrival in Pittsburgh. A Russian soldier's kindness is recounted. Respondent notes early adjustment in U.S. Respondent's first residence and her children's school are indicated. Respondent notes own work and husband's wages and hours at fruit stand.
[T1S2] Respondent mentions night school attendance. Respondent's Yiddish theater attendance and cultural pursuits are indicated. Respondent indicates own religious observances; father's justification for not being a rabbi is related. Respondent's organizational memberships and recreational activities are indicated. Respondent notes Passover celebrations and political affiliation. Marriage information is provided. Respondent's children's secular and Jewish educations are noted.
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Europe--Christianity; Theater, Yiddish
Birth Date
1891
Country
Russia
Emigration Date
1921
Profession
Babysitter, Housewife
Residence
Hill District, Webster Ave.
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Amper, Shirley
Indexer
Jenkins, Georgann K.
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.257
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh