Respondent
Solomon, Rose
Interview Date
1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details. [T1S1] [Approx. first 2 minutes blank] Father's work and Respondent's public school attendance in Russia are noted. Respondent's Russian social activities are mentioned. Respondent discusses the circumstances of brother's and own immigrations to U.S. Respondent's work during layover in Romania en route to U.S. is indicated. Respondent reports arrangements for travel and assistance received at Ellis Island. Respondent recounts work in pants factory. Respondent notes inability to speak English and fear for job. Respondent describes medical care at Mercy Hospital provided by employer. Doctors who treated Respondent are enumerated; their questions and diagnoses are recounted. Respondent discusses obtaining work at Kaplan's and post-WWI fear of crime. Respondent explains job change and provides marriage information. Wages and hours are indicated. Respondent enumerates other jobs and indicates first residences. Respondent characterizes the Hill District.
[T1S2] Respondent indicates location and size of Shaare Torah. Changes in Respondent's religious observances are explained; Rabbi Shapiro's comment on Respondent's attitude toward Sabbath candle lighting is related. Respondent's Pittsburgh doctors and dentist are specified. Respondent mentions charitable contributions and first organizations. Respondent's friends and association with gentiles in Pittsburgh are reported. Content of letter Respondent sent to president Roosevelt and the response Respondent received are extensively recounted. Marriage information is provided. Respondent notes arrangements for marriage in Europe and reports good rapport with husband.
Subjects
Medical care; Religious life--United States; Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945; Shapiro, Joseph; Synagogues; Shaare Torah Congregation (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
1890
City
near Tomashpol (Podolia)
Country
Ukraine
Emigration Date
1922
Profession
Pants factory, Bakery and Delicatessen worker, Storeowner
Work
Hollander and Lewis; Kaplan's, Logan St.; Tisherman's, Centre Ave.
Residence
Hill District, Cliff St., Wylie Ave.
Occupation (father)
Businessman
Length (hours)
1.5
Collateral Materials
Box 99 FF 11
Identifier
ais196440.445
Rights
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