Respondent
Seltzer, Ann
Interview Date
January 29, 1969
Abstract
Indicates parents' return to Europe and expresses mother's unhappiness in U.S. Father's re-emigration and business in Pittsburgh are discussed. Route of family's second immigration to U.S. is indicated. Residences in Pittsburgh are enumerated; mother's adjustment difficulties upon her second immigration are discussed. Respondent notes extent of school attendance. Respondent discusses wages at stogie factory and not having to work as child. Respondent's and mother's stores are mentioned. Cultural pursuits are enumerated; Respondent's religious observances are indicated. Russian Shul's fission is outlined. Lack of organizational affiliation is noted; social activities are reported. Relatives abroad are noted; citizenship information is provided. Respondent provides marriage information, indicates extent of child's Jewish education and discusses relationship with parents.
Subjects
Immigrants--Cultural assimilation; Merchants; Synagogues; Shaare Tefilah Congregation (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Tobacco industry
Country
Russia
Emigration Date
1910
Profession
Stogie factory worker, Storeowner
Work
Hill District, Miller St.
Residence
Hill District, Roberts St., Webster Ave.
Occupation (father)
Express man
Length (hours)
1.5
Interviewer1
Gruskin, Shirley
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.514
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh