Respondent
Marcus, Eva
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
Indicates origin of Russian family name and provides biographical details. Mother's widowhood and relations with neighbors in Europe are noted. Location of synagogue in Russia is indicated. Circumstances of Respondent's emigration are reported; Respondent's homesickness in Pittsburgh is expressed. Respondent indicates ambitions in U.S. and mother's immigration to U.S. Respondent notes marriage and school attendance in Pittsburgh. Classes provided by NCJW are indicated. Respondent's first Pittsburgh residences are indicated. Respondent discusses family's influence on own religious practices and indicates synagogue attendance. Respondent's training and hours in trouser factory are noted. Respondent explains siblings' objections to Respondent's marriage and outlines protocol for arranged European marriages. Cultural pursuits and recreational activities are enumerated. Children's Jewish and secular educations are noted; citizenship information is provided.
Subjects
Immigrants--Cultural assimilation; Arranged marriage; Religious life
Birth Date
1897?
Country
Russia?
Emigration Date
1911
Profession
Trousers pocketmaker
Residence
Hill District, Webster Ave., Bedford Ave., Wylie Ave.
Occupation (father)
General Storekeeper
Length (hours)
1.5
Collateral Materials
Box 98 FF 11
Identifier
ais196440.294
Rights
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