Frieda Fligelman Interview

Title

Frieda Fligelman Interview

Interviewee

Frieda Fligelman

Interviewer

Kathy White

Files

Download Transcript of Frieda Fligelman Interview, October 1976 (163 KB)

Description

Frieda Fligelman describes her father’s life in Romania and coming to the United States in 1878, due to oppressive political and economic conditions. Fliegelman talks about her father’s decision to settle in Helena, Montana, due to its large Jewish community. She recalls how her mother died during childbirth, and being raised by her aunts until her father remarried. She speaks fondly of her stepmother and mentions the live-in help that assisted with household chores. Fligelman concludes by describing the lack of education for women during the early 20th century and how her family supported her education and her goal of attending college.

For additional information on Frieda Fligelman, see oral history interview OH 049-015 and OH 049-016.

Type

Book

Subjects

Jews, Montana; Jewish faith; Montana; Romanian immigrants, Montana; Jewish immigrants, Montana; Women’s education, Montana

Original Date

10-22-1976

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Montana Women’s Oral History Collection, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 049-014

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_049_014.pdf

Frieda Fligelman Interview

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