Respondent
Weissman, Saul
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
Mentions father's emigration and his own escape from Russia. Father's wages and hours at Westinghouse are detailed as are his residences. Respondent's mother's reaction to food aboard ship to U.S. is noted. Respondent mentions arrival in Braddock. Respondent mentions school punishments; Respondent indicates tussles with non-Jews. Residences in U.S. and Russia are compared and family's various residences are described. Respondent details wages and hours as barrel worker. Respondent's cheder attendance in Braddock is mentioned; the extent of parents' and own religiosity is indicated. Father's synagogue involvements are enumerated. Respondent notes treatment of father's ailment and cost of doctor's visit. Respondent's lack of organizational affiliation is reported. Respondent recounts going to movies as child and dating with friends as teenager. Respondent relates local meeting places in Braddock and explains discontinued friendships. Citizenship and marriage information is provided. Respondent's children's secular and Jewish educations and upbringing are mentioned.
Subjects
Braddock (Pa.); Judaism--Relations--Christianity; Jewish children; Quality of life; Manners and customs
Birth Date
1897
City
Pliskov
Country
Ukraine
Emigration Date
1905
Profession
Barrel worker
Residence
Braddock, Pa.; Hill District
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Weissman, J.
Indexer
Sawyer, Michael
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.492
Rights
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