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Title Interview with Irving Helpern [Part 1]
Date 4 Feb 1989
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Helpern, Irving
Interviewer Jacobson Jr, Robert
Date of Recording 4 Feb 1989
Duration 00:14:14
Library / Archive Tenement Museum, New York
Description Irving remembers growing up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, the apartment block they lived in during the early 1900s and their life as children in New York. He touches on how his parents were strictly Orthodox Jewish and how this affected their cooking habits.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Ports New York City, United States
Nationality Russian
People Helpern, Irving
Keywords children, poverty, finance, family, education, employment, business, clothing, morality, entertainment, food, music, religion, Jewish
Language English
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Copyright Tenement Museum, New York