Respondent
Lieber, Sol
Interview Date
September 6, 1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Respondent indicates his motivation to emigrate and the impediments to Jews' attendance of school. Respondent reports the extent of home studies. Respondent's three brothers' emigration, death and army service are noted. Work in cigarette and stogie factories is mentioned. Respondent relates mishaps in New York City and on arrival in Pittsburgh. Respondent's health on ship to U.S. and in boarding house in New York is mentioned. Respondent details wages and work in grocery store and establishment of his own store. An early lack of, and more recent interest in, religion is indicated. Respondent discusses his arranged marriage. Respondent's determination to establish his store is noted. Respondent reports intergenerational changes in married life. Night school attendance, cultural pursuits and organizational affiliations are noted.
[T1S2] Respondent discusses children's Jewish and secular educations and upbringing. Respondent discusses relations with gentiles in Wilkinsburg. Citizenship information and lack of recreational time are noted. Contact with Blacks is recounted. Respondent notes sporadic contact with relatives abroad. [Extraneous material]
Subjects
Blacks--Relations with Jews; Arranged marriage; Merchants; Religious life--United States
Birth Date
1896
City
Ryshkany
Country
Russia
Emigration Date
1913
Profession
Handyman, Storeowner
Work
East Liberty
Residence
Hill District, Bedford Ave.; Wilkinsburg, PA; Squirrel Hill
Occupation (father)
Tavern owner
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Lieber, Ruth
Indexer
Sawyer, Michael
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.277
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh