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Title Interview with Selema Katz [Part 1]
Date n.d.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Name Katz, Selema
Date of Recording n.d.
Duration 00:54:12
Library / Archive Tenement Museum, New York
Description Selema talks about her life on Orchard Street, where her father’s family came from, the music and songs which were around during her childhood and how much she enjoyed Saturday pictures at the cinema. She also explains about the pushcarts in Orchard Street, how the Depression affected her family, her husband’s work during the Second World War and the flu epidemic of 1918.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Romania; Austria
Country (to) United States of America
Places Connecticut, Coney Island, New York, United States
Ports New York City, United States
Nationality Romanian; Austrian; Italian; Spanish; African-American
People Leonard, Benny; Dempsey, Jack
Keywords marriage, First World War, munitions, factory, industry, electricity, trade, music, entertainment, education, food, cinema, children, animals, sanitation, religion, Jewish, literature, newspaper, press, crime, Depression, navy, Second World War, epidemic, flu, health and sickness, death, societies, measles, scarlet fever, tuberculosis
Language English
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Copyright Tenement Museum, New York