Respondent
Pearlman, Minnie
Interview Date
1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Father's work is outlined. Respondent indicates Jewish teacher's precautions to avoid government interference in Poland. Respondent reports Jews' reaction to Catholic Sunday marches and police's response to Jewish Socialist organizer. Father's immigration to, and work in, U.S. are discussed. Respondent's route to Germany and rejection after examination are indicated. Medical treatment received for Respondent's eyes and Respondent's work as servant are recounted. Assistance received from a Jewish ladies' aid society on arrival in U.S. is recounted. Respondent's first Pittsburgh residence is noted; sisters' wages at London's factory are detailed. Respondent recounts obtaining first job and mentions mistreatment in shop. Wages and hours in London's factory are detailed. Respondent recounts returning a drunken delicatessen customer's lost money. Cultural pursuits are enumerated; extent of Respondent's synagogue attendance is indicated. Respondent notes organizational affiliation and recreational activities. Respondent notes contact with relative in Pittsburgh. [T1S2] Assistance of uncle upon mother's arrival in U.S. is indicated; anti-Semitism experienced by brother on German border in 1939 is related. Respondent reports early political affiliation and provides marriage information. Children's Jewish education in McKees Rocks is indicated.
Subjects
Clothing trade; Immigrants--Travel--Personal narratives
Birth Date
1900
City
Orkush? (Kielce)
Country
Russian Poland
Emigration Date
1913
Profession
Servant (Eu), Rraincoat maker, Bakery worker
Work
London's, Fifth Ave.; Kaplan's
Residence
Hill District, Logan St., Davenport St., Dinwiddie St.; McKees Rocks, Pa.
Occupation (father)
Drygoods Salesman
Length (hours)
1.5
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.344
Rights
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