Respondent
Leibovitz, Isadore
Interview Date
February 12, 1969
Abstract
[T1S1] Missing.
> [T1S2] Notes work and schooling in Romania. Respondent reports own cheder attendance and synagogues' lack of elaborateness. Respondent's management of non-Jews is noted; government's relocation of Jews is indicated. Social climate that motivated Respondent's emigration is related. Destination in, companions en route, and route to U.S. are indicated. Religious items brought to U.S. are noted. Respondent specifies attendance of and certificates from schools in Pittsburgh. Work at dry cleaner's shop is indicated; rent for early residence is specified. Wages as egg candler and financial assistance from Irene Kaufmann Settlement are detailed. Respondent notes duration of work in egg business and union membership. Night school attendance is noted; cultural pursuits are enumerated. Respondent's synagogue affiliations and religious observances are reported. Charges for, and services included in, doctor's house calls are mentioned. Charitable involvement is noted; wife's recreational activities are enumerated. Early social activities are outlined. Respondent's contact with relatives in Pittsburgh and Romania is noted. Citizenship and marriage information is provided.
Subjects
Irene Kaufmann Settlement (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Manners and customs; Europe--Social conditions; Europe--Politics and government; Synagogues--Europe
Birth Date
1892
Country
Romania
Emigration Date
1920
Profession
Drycleaning worker, Egg candler
Residence
Hill District, Devilliers St.
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Abram
Indexer
Fuller, Dan
Collateral Materials
Box 98 FF 5
Identifier
ais196440.264
Rights
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