Respondent
Pearl, Fanny
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Extent of Jewish education provided to girls in Europe is detailed. Respondent extensively describes interior and decorations of synagogue in Russia. Father's relations with non-Jews and support for Zionism are indicated. Educational discrimination against Jews in Russia is mentioned; secrecy of father's immigration to U.S. is explained. Father's impression of harshness of millwork in Buffalo, N.Y. is related. Respondent's route to Pittsburgh is indicated. Respondent expresses initial unhappiness and enumerates residence changes in Pittsburgh. Respondent's attendance of night school in Pittsburgh is indicated. Father's character is portrayed. Wages and hours as stogie roller are detailed. English teacher's method is indicated; Respondent's night school's size, furnishings and teachers are mentioned. Respondent's Yiddish theater attendance is discussed.
[T1S2] Respondent's organizational affiliations are enumerated, as are Respondent's religious observances. Classes at Beth Shalom are noted. Respondent describes organizers, origins and objectives of Pioneer Women in Pittsburgh. Respondent recounts fundraising by Jewish National Fund. Respondent's recreational activities are noted and indicates friendly relations with gentiles. Respondent's Passover celebrations are reported. Citizenship and marriage information is provided. R characterizes gentile sister-in-law. Differences between children's and own upbringing and that in 1960s are indicated.
Subjects
Intermarriage; Judaism--Relations--Catholicism: Europe; Jewish National Fund; Pioneer Women (Organization : Pittsburgh, Pa.); Synagogues--Europe; Zionism
Birth Date
1894
City
Kanela
Country
Russia
Emigration Date
1900
Profession
Stogie factory worker, Housewife
Work
Hill District, Miller St.
Residence
Hill District, Crawford St., Vine St., Arthur St.; Squirrel Hill, Montclair St.
Occupation (father)
Grain broker (Eu), Millworker (US)
Length (hours)
1
Collateral Materials
Box 105 FF 2
Identifier
ais196440.341
Rights
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