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VE; The Women's Network of Temple Beth Tzedek; Rogarshevsky Classic - Shared screen with speaker view
lindasteinhorn
38:37
I remember shopping at Chock distributors and the hat store
Sophia (she/her) Tenement Museum
40:01
What do you think it was like living in Telsch based on this postcard photo?
Linda & Larry Boxer
40:07
There was a famous yeshiva there.
Brenda Rosen
40:36
dusty
Melinda Saran
40:47
Looks like Fiddler on the Roof
Jonathan Epstein
40:52
It strikes me that it looks like a Wild West image.
Charlotte Gendler
41:00
loos busy, marketplace
Linda & Larry Boxer
41:54
Is that a big church up the hill on the left?
Kathy & Jerry Krieger
42:23
Looks like a small town - seems to be open country in the background not far from this town square
Jonathan Epstein
43:00
What country is it?
Sophia (she/her) Tenement Museum
43:59
Hi Jonathan- it is current day Lithuania
Lisa Benson
45:28
where in Lithuania is it?
Sophia (she/her) Tenement Museum
47:23
Hi Lisa- I am not sure where in current day Lithuania Telsch is located. If we have time at the end of the program, we can ask Danielle if she knows
Jonathan Epstein
48:10
They're probably overwhelmed. "We're not in Kansas anymore."
Sharon Kostiner
48:25
How do we survive
Jonathan Epstein
48:27
All these buildings are much taller than what they were used to. No countryside.
Linda & Larry Boxer
48:29
crowded, scary especially after the "crowds" of their home village
Brenda Rosen
49:12
The smells in such close quarters must have been different than home.
Shira and Rob
49:15
There are some similarieites….people gathering in the streets.\
Helen Weinstein
49:19
May have been excitement at being with so many new people.
Sophia (she/her) Tenement Museum
52:11
Based on this census record, do you have any questions? Is there anything that stands out to you?
Linda & Larry Boxer
52:20
They were all naturalized at the same time.
Brenda Rosen
52:20
Most of the family speaks English
Melinda Saran
52:26
Bessie is 16 and already working in the garment industry
Sharon Kostiner
52:44
They had two more kids who did not survive
Shira and Rob
52:52
FAnnie is the only one who doesn't speak
Shira and Rob
52:56
English
Kathy & Jerry Krieger
53:17
in the Naturalization column - what does "Pa" mean?
irisz@aol.com
53:41
They can all read and write - not uncommon for Jewish families
Kathy & Jerry Krieger
54:02
the Father is out of work
Bobbi Giller
54:09
Father out of work
Jonathan Epstein
54:13
It's interesting that five of the six older ones can speak English, including Abraham.
Shira and Rob
54:42
Abraham has been out of work for 3 months
Linda & Larry Boxer
54:43
only youngest go to school
Jonathan Epstein
56:24
Also, Fannie had eight children, but only six living.
Charlotte Gendler
58:51
Is this before Ellis Island was the entry point?
Jonathan Epstein
01:00:46
Being out of work in the garment industry, you can really lose your shirt.
Alan and Roberta
01:02:47
Ellis Island immigration station phased in during the 1890's.
Howard Lewkowitz
01:02:56
what does Pa stand for?
Sophia (she/her) Tenement Museum
01:04:02
Hi Howard- “PA” means that the person is working on their naturalization paperwork. They are not naturalized as of yet
Linda & Larry Boxer
01:05:15
Only one tap at the sink...no hot water?
Kathy & Jerry Krieger
01:05:54
Just imagine keeping kosher in that kitchen!
Charlotte Gendler
01:06:31
The apt. looks "dolled" up from what it must have looked like!
Helen Weinstein
01:06:42
$.25 was a lot of money then. How much would the family bring in weekly?
Helen Weinstein
01:07:34
Where did they all sleep?
Edward G. Reich
01:07:34
was it dangerous to use coal
Linda & Larry Boxer
01:07:41
how much was rent?
Jonathan Epstein
01:07:44
Is that what the apartment looked like?
Sharon Kostiner
01:07:58
What floor were they on and how much was rent
Howard Lewkowitz
01:08:33
What does that translate in todays age?
Jonathan Epstein
01:09:20
So $13/month in 1910 was just under $350/month today
Edward G. Reich
01:11:02
where was the main staircase all the way up to the 5th floor and isn't coal fumes a danger ed
Mona Lewis
01:12:02
I have that cruet set. It's lovely
Charlotte Gendler
01:12:06
Imagine that apt. on a hot, humid NY day
Linda & Larry Boxer
01:14:14
In Yiddish, not in Hebrew
Rusty Zackheim
01:14:44
My grandparents had a coal and gas stove when I was a child. I used to bring a scuttle of coal to the kitchen whenever I visited them. There was no problem at all.
Kathy & Jerry Krieger
01:16:25
How to get a better job
Melinda Saran
01:16:36
their families
Sharon Kostiner
01:16:42
Family, work conditions
Edward G. Reich
01:16:51
work improvements
Linda & Larry Boxer
01:17:15
Is that a cat low middle?
Eileen and Jerry Markzon
01:17:37
Children, recipes, simchas and sorrows....same as our "zoom" groups today
Charlotte Gendler
01:18:05
What about joining a union for better wages?
Sharon Kostiner
01:18:11
It’s a garment
Jonathan Epstein
01:18:11
I think it's a bag or scrap material
Fern Bernstein
01:18:43
They are probably on piece work
Melinda Saran
01:18:50
There could have been a cat as a mouser. Also is this after the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in 2011?
Linda & Larry Boxer
01:18:52
Larry's grandmother was in the ILGW union - she was an organizer
Howard Lewkowitz
01:21:21
Could people afford to go on strike?
Fern Bernstein
01:21:55
there were no strike funds to supplement lost wages.
Edward G. Reich
01:24:26
it is now the brown building at nyu ed
Eileen and Jerry Markzon
01:25:10
Black Lives Matter
Charlotte Gendler
01:25:24
Black lives matter movement
Linda & Larry Boxer
01:25:32
Well named: Schneider (in Yiddish) = tailor in English
Fern Bernstein
01:25:46
Amazon workers trying to unionize
Howard Lewkowitz
01:25:49
People talk about a "livin g wage"
Melinda Saran
01:25:59
Yes, the owner of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was acquitted of manslaughter, even though he nailed the fire door shut on the upper floors to prevent the ladies from taking a smoking break
Edward G. Reich
01:26:13
the shirt factory became the Brown building at new yor university ed
Fern Bernstein
01:26:47
meat packing industry
Sophia (she/her) Tenement Museum
01:27:16
https://www.tenement.org/stay-engaged/
Kathy & Jerry Krieger
01:27:27
Did the family move out of that neighborhood?
Sophia (she/her) Tenement Museum
01:28:07
Thank you everyone for sharing your connections and thoughts! We hope that you enjoyed the program this morning!
Sharon Kostiner
01:28:11
When I moved to the us we had 2 families in a 1 bedroom apt in NY 4 adults 4 kids
Melinda Saran
01:28:22
thank you!!
Linda & Larry Boxer
01:28:26
Thank you!