Respondent
Morrison, Harry
Interview Date
April, 1969
Abstract
TAPE QUALITY POOR Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Respondent mentions apprenticeship in Russia. Respondent discusses extent of religious education and notes family members' synagogue attendance. Respondent relates rabbis' advice regarding conflict with gentiles. Respondent indicates lack of contact with non-Jews and notes father's opposition to Respondent's political activities. Respondent notes army service in Russia, studies in Odessa and immigration to U.S. Respondent notes relative in, and route to, U.S. Respondent's difficulty obtaining work is recounted. Respondent explains discontent in U.S. Respondent's factory work is mentioned. First residences in Pittsburgh and work in New Jersey are indicated. Respondent details wages, hours and union membership at Westinghouse. Cultural pursuits are enumerated. Respondent indicates lack of religious observances. Respondent's organizational affiliations and recreational activities are indicated.
[T1S2] Respondent mentions child's marriage to gentile and compares decisions faced by married couples in Europe and U.S. Children's secular and Jewish educations are enumerated. Respondent indicates privation in Russia.
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Europe--Christianity; Jews--Education--Europe
Birth Date
1887
City
Vitebsk
Country
Belarus
Emigration Date
1914
Profession
Blacksmith (Eu), Toolmaker
Work
Westinghouse
Residence
Hill District, Dinwiddie St.
Occupation (father)
Livestock seller
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Brauman, Freda
Collateral Materials
Box 98 FF 14
Identifier
ais196440.322
Rights
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