Respondent
Wolf, Morris
Interview Date
1968
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Father's work is outlined. Respondent mentions synagogue's services and payment of rabbi. Respondent indicates extent of bribery in the government. Respondent indicates motivation to immigrate to U.S. and explains brother's previous emigration. Respondent's arrangements for and route to U.S. are indicated. Respondent indicates religious items brought to U.S. Respondent reports first impressions in U.S. Respondent's satisfaction, despite loneliness, with U.S. is reported. Respondent expresses desire to succeed and discusses his contact with parents. Respondent mentions schools attended in Pittsburgh and indicates first residence. Respondent details wages and hours as shipping clerk. Respondent's shoe stores' locations are mentioned. Respondent characterizes relations with gentiles. Cultural pursuits are enumerated. Respondent reports extent of religious observances. Respondent's organizational affiliations are enumerated; recreational and social activities are discussed. Citizenship and marriage information is provided. Respondent notes extent of parental influence on European marriages. Respondent's hours at shoe store are indicated.
Subjects
Child rearing; Judaism--Relations--Christianity; Marriage--Europe
Birth Date
1899
City
Kaltinenai
Country
Lithuania
Emigration Date
1913
Profession
Shipping clerk, Shoe storeowner
Work
Penn Ave. and Main St.; Hill District, Centre Ave.
Residence
Hill District, Roberts St.
Occupation (father)
Produce seller, Tanner
Length (hours)
1.5
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.500
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh