Respondent
Solomon, Abraham
Interview Date
December 17, 1968
Abstract
TAPE QUALITY POOR IN SOME PARTS Provides biographical details. Respondent notes work as youth. Political and social organizations in Russia are mentioned. Respondent indicates government apathy to priest's provocation. Route to U.S. is indicated. Apprenticeship to shoemaker is mentioned; arrival in Pittsburgh is noted. Respondent mentions brother's wages in mill and own job in Pittsburgh. Respondent's first residence and family's immigration to U.S. are noted. Wages and hours as shoemaker are detailed. Respondent's Jewish education is noted; cultural pursuits are enumerated. Respondent indicates religious observances. Medical care and organizational affiliations in Pittsburgh are reported. Assistance with friend's immigration papers from Irene Kaufmann Settlement worker is indicated. Social activities and friends in Pittsburgh are reported. Respondent relates arrangements to bring future wife to U.S. Wife's early illness and treatment at Mercy Hospital are recounted. Children's secular and Jewish educations are noted. Citizenship information is provided.
Subjects
Irene Kaufmann Settlement (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Arranged marriage; Medical care; Europe--Social conditions; Europe--Politics and government
Birth Date
1880
City
Shchedrin
Country
Belarus
Emigration Date
1907
Profession
Farm worker (Eu), Luggage factory worker, Shoemaker?
Residence
Hill District, Centre Ave.
Occupation (father)
Contractor
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Lieber, Ruth
Indexer
Wools, Paul
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.444
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh