Respondent
Rosen, Benjamin
Interview Date
July 6, 1985
Abstract
Dr. Benjamin Rosen practiced law;
[T1S1] birth in McKeesport, PA, and residence at time of interview; parents' origins in Austria-Hungary; parents' immigration to the United States and settlement in McKeesport; parents' names; father's occupational background; family's move to Pittsburgh in 1923 to open a grocery store; early life in McKeesport; names and number of siblings; effects of the depression on his family; courtship and marriage to Bertha Broff; their children and grandchildren; activities as a youth; entering law school in 1928; his law practice with his brother Harry; trips to Israel and other travels; his state of health;
[T1S2] his studies in death and dying and computer technology; hobbies; opinions about his upbringing; experiences with anti-Semitism; his sons' education and careers; organizing the Father's Club; further discussion of his sons' families and lives; recollections of the depression;
[T2S3] making alcohol at home during prohibition; his friendships after marriage; general observations about the state of the world; religious beliefs; opinions about his accomplishments.
Subjects
Economic Depression; Lawyers; Law; McKeesport (Pa.)
City
McKeesport, PA
Profession
Lawyer
Residence
McKeesport, PA
Occupation (father)
Grocer
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Rosen, Ellaine
Indexer
Samuels, Sayra
Collateral Materials
Box 105 FF 26
Identifier
ais196440.374
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh