Respondent
Weinstein, Ruth
Interview Date
1969
Abstract
INTERVIEW IN YIDDISH Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Respondent's house and lifestyle in Russia are described; father's role in, remuneration for and view on religious duties are reported. Respondent relates husband's thrift during first stay in U.S. and indicates the vandalism and financial difficulties after husband's return. Respondent's route to, and arrival in, U.S. are indicated. Respondent notes children's ages at immigration and living arrangements with relatives in Pittsburgh. Respondent recounts adversities in buying a house and the compassion of realtor, Sachs.
[T1S2] Respondent notes motivation for opening restaurant. Early profit, layout and expansion of Weinstein's Restaurant are indicated. Husband's purchasing restaurant's foodstuffs is discussed. Respondent's hours of work are specified; Respondent's lack of cultural and recreational pursuits is explained. Kosher-ness of meals served at Weinstein's is addressed. Respondent indicates extent of religious observance and conveys attitude regarding charity. Social ambience of Respondent's restaurant is noted. Respondent reports Passover celebrations and provides marriage information.
Subjects
Restaurants; Weinstein's Restaurant (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
1874?
City
Sekillia?
Country
Ukraine
Emigration Date
1914
Profession
Restaurant owner
Work
Roberts St.; Weinstein's Restaurant, Fifth Ave.
Residence
Hill District, Miller St., Clark St., Centre Ave.
Occupation (father)
Fish seller, Shochet
Length (hours)
1
Collateral Materials
Box 99 FF 14
Identifier
ais196440.488
Rights
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