Respondent
Milch, Pauline
Interview Date
December 19, 1977
Abstract
Pauline Milch, an educator in the Hebrew language, has been involved with Hadassah, Jewish National Fund and the Jewish community in Pittsburgh;
[T1S1] parents' immigration to the United States; move to Pittsburgh, PA, to open a bookstore; her birth on Centre Avenue; her family life and siblings; early life in the Hill District; education, Fifth Avenue High School, University of Pittsburgh; student teaching at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement; education, Hebrew Institute; teaching Hebrew;
[T1S2] teaching in Hebrew High School after her first heart attack; early medical care at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement; hobbies; friends; discussion of her courtship; early married life; their children; discussion of her teaching career; her toxemic pregnancy; child's birth; her second pregnancy while living in Baltimore, MD, where her husband worked for IBM; teaching Hebrew at Hebrew Institute, on television for WQED, and Hillel Academy; her heart condition;
[T2S3] discussion of her sons' education; charter members, Young People's Synagogue; family activities; family vacations; visits to New York and the mountains; her trips to Israel; changes in Pittsburgh; former president of Hadassah, Hillel Academy, Student Teachers Union; involvement with Jewish National Fund;
[T2S4] sons' careers; religious observance in her home; views about certain religious practices; changes in Pittsburgh; the Pittsburgh Jewish community; her personal accomplishments;
[T3S5] recollections of her childhood; her father's Jewish bookstore; 1922, her father's election to American Jewish Congress; more of her family history; wishes for the future of Jewish community.
Subjects
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Hill District (Pittsburgh (Pa.); Jews--Education; Pittsburgh (Pa.)
City
Pittsburgh, PA
Profession
Teacher
Work
Hebrew Institute
Length (hours)
3
Interviewer1
Cohen, Elinor
Interviewer2
Hurwitz, Linda
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne
Collateral Materials
Box 104 FF 34
Identifier
ais196440.314
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh