Respondent
Malakoff, Alice
Interview Date
June 1, 1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Use of Russian home's stove is described; preparations for winter in Russia are recounted. Father's studies and political affiliation are noted. Non-Jews friendliness to Respondent's family is recounted. Father's choice of occupation in Russia is explained. Neighbor's assistance during pogrom is recounted. Respondent notes educational discrimination in Russia. Pogrom's damage and area's famine conditions are noted. Respondent's route to, and relatives in, U.S. are indicated. Respondent explains father's desire not to live solely among Jews. Respondent's first job and education in New Rochelle, New York are mentioned; Respondent's Pittsburgh neighborhoods are discussed. Respondent recounts early lack of religious conviction. Vocational education and job in New York are mentioned. Respondent's wedding celebration and ceremony are described. Changes in Respondent's intermarriage views are expressed. Teacher's assistance in Respondent's acquisition of English is recounted. Respondent notes activities of the Hebrew Institute of New Rochelle.
[T1S2] Respondent's organizational affiliations and social activities are mentioned. Respondent discusses use of child-rearing guide. Children's aptitudes and professional experiences are related. Citizenship information is provided. Respondent discusses relations with Blacks in New York and friendships in Pittsburgh. Respondent's Passover celebrations are noted, as are children's residences.
Subjects
Intermarriage; Quality of life--Europe; Pogroms; Weddings
Birth Date
1889
City
Nikolayev
Country
Russia
Emigration Date
1902?
Residence
New Rochelle, New York; Soho, Vickroy St.; Hill District, Dinwiddie St.
Occupation (father)
Baker (Eu), Storeowner (US)
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Friedberg, Lillian
Indexer
Wells, Bernice
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.292
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh