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Title Interview with Irving Helpern [Part 2]
Date 5 Feb 1989
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Helpern, Irving
Interviewer Jacobson Jr, Robert
Date of Recording 5 Feb 1989
Duration 00:52:47
Library / Archive Tenement Museum, New York
Description Continued from the previous interview, Irving remembers how he worked whilst in school, making deliveries for local tailors and butchers, working on orange juice stalls and selling shoes until he landed his first job as a department store buyer. When his family moved back into New York, Irving describes his nights out, the politics of the day, the start of trade unionism, different echelons of Jewish society and his marriage and family.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Places Detroit, Michigan, Florida, United States
Ports New York City, United States
Nationality German; Russian; Polish
Ships Normandie
People Helpern, Irving; Ellis, J G
Keywords children, employment, prohibition, speakeasy, trade union, politics, class, marriage, entertainment, sport, travel, education, railway, Jewish
Language English
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Copyright Tenement Museum, New York