Respondent
Rudov, Rose
Interview Date
February 10, 1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Respondent describes accommodations and lack of amenities in Poland. Sootiness of Pittsburgh is related. Respondent reports work in Plock and Pittsburgh. Respondent explains lack of school attendance in Pittsburgh. Synagogues in Plock are discussed. Respondent indicates impediments to Respondent's school attendance in Europe. Russian influence in Plock is related; brutalities under martial law are recounted. Polish anti-Semitism is mentioned. Respondent indicates circumstances of immigration to U.S. and relates brother's reluctance to report for army duty. Respondent's route to U.S. is indicated; assistance of HIAS lawyer at Ellis Island is recounted. Respondent compares trains in U.S. and Germany. Respondent's arrival in Pittsburgh and relatives' lack of religion are mentioned. Accommodations in first residences are mentioned, as are Respondent's adjustments in Pittsburgh.
[T1S2] Respondent discusses work, wages and hours in Pittsburgh. Activities at Irene Kaufmann Settlement are enumerated. Respondent explains not working after marriage and not continuing night school attendance. Extent of Respondent's religious education is indicated; cultural pursuits, especially Yiddish theater attendance, are enumerated. Children's Jewish educations are related, as is Respondent's persistence in religious observance. Respondent relates anti-Semitism experienced in South Hills. Respondent explains extent of synagogue attendance and lack of organizational affiliations. Respondent's later religious and organizational associations are indicated.
Subjects
Antisemitism; Immigrants--Travel--Personal narratives; Quality of life--Europe; Religious life--United States; Europe--Social conditions; Europe--Politics and government
Birth Date
1895
City
Plock (Plock)
Country
Russian Poland
Profession
Hairworker
Work
Maginnis Hair Shop, Downtown, East Liberty; South Hills
Residence
Hill District, Crawford St.; South Hills
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Freeman, Bernice
Indexer
Boksenbaum, H.
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.393
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh