Respondent
Rogoff, Diana
Interview Date
1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Relatives' deaths are mentioned; father's reluctance to emigrate is noted. Mother's work and Respondent's synagogue attendance are reported. Unplanned nature of Respondent's emigration is explained. Respondent's traveling companions and route to U.S. are indicated. Respondent notes arrival in Pittsburgh and members of uncle's family. Respondent relates desire for father's emigration and describes relationship with husband. Assistance of neighbors is mentioned; Respondent's avoidance of trefah food during passage to U.S. is recounted. First residence is indicated; husband's wages and hours at a slaughterhouse are detailed. Husband's subsequent work is noted as is Respondent's refusal to ask children for financial assistance. Wages and hours of Respondent's work are noted. Cheder attendance in U.S. is mentioned; cultural pursuits are enumerated. Respondent explains changes in religious observances. Doctor and hospital that Respondent consulted in Pittsburgh are specified. Respondent explains resignation from Sisterhood and enumerates recreational activities. Relatives in U.S. are noted. Respondent discusses acquisition of citizenship. Living arrangement between Respondent and husband prior to marriage are related; Respondent's proposal of marriage is mentioned. Respondent's affection for gentiles in Romania and views on intermarriage are expressed. Children's secular and Jewish educations are noted. Respondent's relationship with children is discussed. Biographical details are reiterated.
Subjects
Family Life; Immigrants--Travel--Personal narratives; Intermarriage; Jews--Dietary laws; Religious life--United States
Birth Date
1892?
City
Beltsy, Markuleshty
Country
Russia
Emigration Date
1914
Residence
Meadow St.
Occupation (father)
Laundry owner
Length (hours)
2
Collateral Materials
Box 98 FF 19
Identifier
ais196440.372
Rights
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