Respondent
Minori, Emil
Interview Date
1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Respondent notes father's occupation and discusses the languages spoken in Respondent's area of Europe. Education available in town reported; state school's compulsory religion classes are related. Respondent mentions prevalence of synagogues in Austria-Hungary. Respondent characterizes relations with non-Jews in, and government of, Austria-Hungary. Respondent's degree from University of Budapest is mentioned and lack of work in Hungary is explained. Respondent relates obtaining first job in U.S. and reports first wages. Respondent relates passage to U.S. and lack of passport. Respondent mentions street activity witnessed in New York City. Respondent explains return to, and indicates work and military service in, Austria-Hungary. Respondent's motivation for second immigration is indicated. Respondent notes obtaining second job with Westinghouse in Pittsburgh. Respondent's Pittsburgh residence is noted. Respondent's wages and hours are detailed, as is Respondent's acquisition of English. Respondent discusses relations with co-workers. Cultural pursuits are enumerated; Respondent's lack of religiosity is indicated. Respondent's recreational activities are noted. Citizenship and marriage information is provided.
[T1S2] Respondent recounts father's corporal punishment. Respondent indicates choice of secular marriage in Hungary. Respondent comments on child rearing in 1960s.
Subjects
Education--Europe; Family life--Europe
Birth Date
1881
Country
Hungary
Emigration Date
1906
Profession
Engineer
Work
Westinghouse
Residence
Schenectady, New York; Budapest, Austria-Hungary; Wilkinsburg, Pa.
Occupation (father)
Storeowner
Length (hours)
1.5
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.316
Rights
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