Respondent
Schweitzer, Harry
Interview Date
November 27, 1968
Abstract
Discusses hometown (some in Yiddish) and provides biographical details. Respondent indicates a lack of association with gentiles in Lyady. Respondent mentions the Jewish market's produce and the poor relations with the government. Respondent expresses emotions upon receiving U.S. citizenship and contrasts freedoms in U.S. and Russia. Respondent's hardships en route to Pittsburgh are mentioned. Difficulty obtaining jobs due to Respondent's inability to speak English is mentioned, as is membership in Workmen's Circle. Respondent enumerates residences and notes wages and hours as union carpenter. Respondent cultural activities reported. Despite lack of religious observance, Respondent expresses a desire for a grandchild to have a Jewish education. Respondent mentions his appreciation of his union and comments on Zionism.
Subjects
Europe--Social conditions; Europe--Politics and government
Birth Date
1883
City
Lyady
Country
Ukraine
Emigration Date
1893
Profession
Carpenter
Work
Wood's Run
Residence
North Side; New Kensington, Pa.
Occupation (father)
Cabinetmaker
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Abram
Indexer
Reynolds, Jacqueline
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.412
Rights
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