Respondent
Weinberg, Martha
Interview Date
February 5, 1969
Abstract
[T1S1] Relates fear of not obtaining citizenship due to discrepancies of Respondent's papers'. Respondent recounts applying for citizenship. Respondent describes house in Russia. Respondent's father's immigration to and dislike of U.S. are mentioned. Biographical details are provided. Respondent notes husband's visit to father in U.S. and Respondent's work as dressmaker. Respondent discusses extent of Yiddish school attendance in Russia. Respondent reports synagogue's size in Russia. Relations with non-Jews are outlined. Respondent relates the political oppression in Russia. Respondent indicates motivation to immigrate to U.S. and explains father's discontent with the U.S. Respondent's route to U.S. is described. Respondent notes arrival in U.S. and in Pittsburgh. Respondent's fear of opening front door is described. Respondent mentions shopping for dresses in U.S. Respondent expresses her fear of robbery and her self-sufficiency in Russia. Respondent notes desire to attend school and medical attention after an accident. Respondent's first residence is indicated. [T1S2] [Extraneous material / Blank] Respondent recounts Passover celebrations. [Blanks] Political affiliation is indicated. Respondent describes her engagement. [Blank / Distorted / Extraneous material]
Subjects
Naturalization; Acculturation; Europe--Social conditions; Europe--Politics and government
Birth Date
1893
City
Lipovets
Country
Ukraine
Emigration Date
1920
Profession
Dressmaker
Residence
Hill District, Wooster St.
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Amper, Shirley
Indexer
Madorma, Valerie
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.484
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh