Respondent
Silberman, Marianne
Interview Date
March 1, 1983
Abstract
Marianne Silberman, a German immigrant and survivor of the Holocaust era, served as vice president and president of Beth Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh; birth year, 1930;
[T1S1] family background in Germany; immigration to England and later New York City; relocation to Providence, RI; father's profession as a baker; family moves to Pittsburgh, PA to operate Rothchild's Pastry Shop; marriage in 1950; expanding the family business; information on husband's service in Austria during WWII; early life in Germany; feelings about being in the United States; changes in Pittsburgh and the Squirrel Hill section of the city;
[T1S2] her father's subscription to the <i>Aufbaum</i>, a German newspaper; her education in England; her mother's death; relationship with step mother; her views of herself as a survivor of the Holocaust era; vice president, Beth Shalom Congregation; views about the synagogue's role in the Jewish community;
[T2S3] childhood in England; the trip from England to the United States; feelings about visiting her old home in Germany; courtship and marriage to Herbie Silberman; closing Silverberg's Bakery; her service as president of Beth Shalom Congregation; Member, Ladies Auxiliary, Jewish Home for the Aged; views about Jewish education; her son's career.
Subjects
Holocaust survivors; Silverberg's Bakery (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Synagogues:Congregation Beth Shalom
Birth Date
1930
Country
Germany
Emigration Date
1940
Profession
President
Work
Beth Shalom Congregation
Occupation (father)
Baker
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Breman, Sandi
Interviewer2
Palkovitz, Judy
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne
Collateral Materials
Box 106 FF 24
Identifier
ais196440.430
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh