Respondent
Saul, Joseph
Interview Date
1969
Abstract
Provides biographical details. Culture and livelihood of Respondent's town are described. Jews' impetus to emigrate is discussed. Russian educational discrimination against Jews is explained. Languages spoken in town are enumerated. German occupation of town during WWI is discussed. Respondent mentions the synagogues in private houses. Respondent mentions work of sister, Zena Saul, with immigrants. Respondent discusses year spent in settlement in Israel; Respondent notes contacts with old friends through federation of hometown's emigrants. Respondent's first residence is mentioned. Respondent discusses his early political and cultural beliefs and the evolution of Jewish political affiliations. Respondent discusses the activities and aims of Jewish cultural organization in Pittsburgh. Respondent's prosperity in U.S. and privation in Russia during WWI are noted. Respondent notes welcome in U.S. Squirrel Hill of the 1920s is described. Respondent's work and wages as salesman of men's clothes are detailed. Cultural pursuits are enumerated. Respondent's interest in civil rights movement as early as 1920s is explained. Marriage information is provided. Respondent describes perceived changes in values of youth.
Subjects
Jews, American--Israel; Civil rights; Education--Europe; Jews--Identity; Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
1902
City
Suwalki
Country
Russian Poland
Emigration Date
1920
Profession
Clothing store Salesman
Residence
Squirrel Hill, Nicholson St., Hobart St.
Occupation (father)
Lawyer
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Leyton, Hope
Indexer
Serban, Bill
Identifier
ais196440.513
Rights
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