Respondent
Weiner, William
Interview Date
February 11, 1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Father's emigration and hometown's livelihood are discussed. Respondent notes grandfather's role in synagogue. The social class that received advanced education is indicated. Relatives' immigration to U.S. is noted. Respondent's route to U.S. is indicated; Respondent discusses the lodgings supplied by shipping company in England. Respondent's arrival in U.S. and Pittsburgh are outlined. Respondent's residences in Pittsburgh and relatives' work in Oakland are noted. Family's accommodations and Respondent's work in butcher shop are mentioned. Respondent's hours and wages in paint and wallpaper stores are detailed. Respondent mentions buying grocery stores. Siblings' and own educations are indicated. Cultural activities are enumerated; activities of Washington Park Club are noted.
[T1S2] Respondent reports making acquaintances through family. Marriage information is provided. Children's secular and Jewish educations are noted. Changes in children's work and chores are discussed. Respondent enumerates recreational activities. Residence and store locations are discussed.
Subjects
Family life--Europe; Immigrants--Travel--Personal narratives; Clubs
Birth Date
1897
City
Shchedrin (Minsk)
Country
Belarus
Emigration Date
1909
Profession
Butcher shop worker, Paint store, Grocer
Work
Fifth Ave.; Hill District, Wylie Ave.
Residence
Hill District, Wylie Ave.
Occupation (father)
Tailor
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Soloff, Hope
Indexer
Sawyer, Michael
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.487
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh