Respondent
Steinfeld, Betty
Interview Date
May 6, 1997
Abstract
Respondent. Volunteer, born 1916.
[T1S1] Respondent born in Poland; moved to Strasbourg, France, age 2. Arrived in America, 1932. Learned English, Hancock School, graduated Peabody High School. secretary, Westinghouse Electric. Father, Saul Goldstein. Married Saul Steinfeld, 1941. Strong interest in Israel, "Chalutz Movement," wanted to live on kibbutz. Attended training camps in Minnesota and New Jersey. Father would not permit immigration to Israel. Discusses family, 2 daughters, Respondent sings, daughters dance. Conservative background. Husband employed at Westinghouse. Reflects on life in France, confirmed, learned Hebrew, attended Jewish day school in France; comments on health care and education. Details daughters' activities, love for dance, establishment of international festivals in other cities. Met husband at Irene Kaufman Settlement. Volunteers at Council Care, Independence Court, Jewish Community Center.
[T1S2] Respondent has liberal beliefs, daughter joined NAACP. Reflects on friends who moved to Israel, remains in touch. Disappointed she did not move to Israel. Active in Israeli Folk Festival, Respondent. sang, daughters danced. Details daughters' work, visits for holidays, closeness of family.
Subjects
France; Music; Zionism
Birth Date
1916
Country
Poland
Emigration Date
1932
Profession
French secretary
Work
Westinghouse
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Abram, Shirley
Interviewer2
Weiss, Selma
Indexer
Berger, Betty
Collateral Materials
Box 106 FF 39
Identifier
ais196440.453
Rights
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