Frieda Fligelman Interview, October 22, 1976

Interviewee

Frieda Fligelman

Interviewer

Kathryn P. "Kathy" White

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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 that 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 who 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.

Document Type

Oral History

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 Project, 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

Sound; Text

Original Format

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

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:01:21 minutes

Local Filename

OH_049_014.mp3; OH_049_014.pdf

Frieda Fligelman Interview, October 22, 1976

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