Respondent
Ohringer, Helen
Interview Date
1985
Abstract
Helen Ohringer, a Hungarian immigrant, wife and mother, has been involved with Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women;
[T1S1] birth in Hungary; father's slaughter house and distributing company; early life in Hungary; marriage to Abe Ohringer; residences in Pittsburgh, PA; her siblings; bringing her family to the United States; father's emigration from Hungary to New York, then Pittsburgh; meeting her husband; family's kosher market in Braddock, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh; her employment in the family store; opening a furniture store with her husband; their two children; moving to Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh;
[T1S2] financial problems with family members; becomes involved with Hadassah; fundraising parties for that organization; recollections of life in Hungary;
[T2S3] recollections of Pittsburgh in 1930s; a visit to Israel in 1963 with her husband; affiliation with Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom; children's education; travels; affiliation with National Council of Jewish Women; hosting Golda Meir in 1962; views about importance of family over organizations; recollections of Pittsburgh in the past; changes in the Braddock area; views about Rodef Shalom Temple, Rabbi Freehof;
[T2S4] importance of family; hobbies; love of music; travels to Europe; views about immigration to the United States.
Subjects
Braddock (Pa.); Freehof, Solomon Bennett, 1892-; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Hungary; Meir, Golda, 1898-1978; National Council of Jewish Women; Pittsburgh (Pa.); City and town life; Jews--Social life and customs; Synagogues
Birth Date
1889
Country
Hungary
Work
Ohringer Furniture Company
Residence
Braddock, PA; Squirrel Hill; Hobart St.
Occupation (father)
Slaughterhouse
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Frank, James
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne
Collateral Materials
Box 104 FF 45
Identifier
ais196440.332
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh