Respondent
Snyder, Ann
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Fire that destroyed house in Europe is mentioned; parents' occupations are reported. Respondent's school attendance and synagogue's building are noted. Good relations with gentile neighbors are illustrated. Jews' resistance to assimilation in Russia is noted, as is taxation of Jews in smaller cities. Parents' expectations of U.S. are expressed; hardship during war are mentioned. Respondent recounts receiving advertisement of ship tickets in synagogue. Respondent indicates delays in Russia and Rotterdam. Protest, and its resolution, by Jewish travelers regarding accommodations' kitchen are mentioned. Respondent's illness in Rotterdam and unhappiness in Pittsburgh are related. Respondent notes accommodations and changes of residence in Pittsburgh. Cultural pursuits are enumerated; synagogue affiliation is specified. Respondent's organizational affiliations are extensively enumerated. Change from Respondent's socialist political affiliation is recounted. Marriage information is provided; children's secular and Jewish educations are noted.
Subjects
Immigrants--Cultural assimilation; Immigrants--Attitudes; Judaism--Relations--Europe--Christianity; Jews--Dietary laws; Party affiliation
Birth Date
1890? (1899)
City
Biala
Country
Russian Poland
Emigration Date
1917?
Residence
Hill District, Cliff St., Centre Ave.; Homewood
Occupation (father)
Bookkeeper/Baker
Length (hours)
1.5
Collateral Materials
Box 99 FF 10
Identifier
ais196440.441
Rights
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