Respondent
Sherman, Joseph (Jack)
Interview Date
March 2, 1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Extent of Respondent's work in drugstore and studies in public school are indicated. Lithuanian town's religious sects are noted. Relationship of city's prince with town is indicated; family's privileges due to taxes paid are indicated. Necessity for, and activity of, town's militia is explained. Restrictions on Jews in Lithuania are enumerated; Respondent's motivation to emigrate is indicated. Respondent's route to U.S. and show money on arrival are indicated. Respondent expresses disappointments and aspirations in U.S. Work in door-to-door sales, on railroad and with insurance company is mentioned. First residence and jobs are reported; Respondent's acquisition of English is mentioned.
[T1S2] Cultural pursuits are enumerated. Respondent mentions membership in, and dues to, Beth Shalom. Respondent's early doctor and organizational affiliations are noted. Respondent notes vacations and recreational activities. Respondent's contact with relatives in U.S. and abroad noted. Citizenship information is provided. Respondent provides marriage information and reports main adjustment in marriage. Children's secular and Jewish education is enumerated. Respondent indicates difference between own and children's upbringing.
Subjects
Jews--Legal status, laws, etc.; Europe--Social conditions; Europe--Politics and government; Synagogues; Beth Shalom Congregation (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
1900
City
Zeludock (Vilnius)
Country
Lithuania
Emigration Date
1921
Profession
SalesClerk, Insurance, Businessman
Work
Carrick; Braddock, Pa.
Residence
New Castle, Pa.; Hill District, Centre Ave.
Occupation (father)
Pharmacist (Eu)
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Avins, Dorothy
Indexer
Boksenbaum, H.
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.425
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh