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.
Jews, Montana; Jewish faith; Montana; Romanian immigrants, Montana; Jewish immigrants, Montana; Women’s education, Montana
Montana Women’s Oral History Collection, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)
Fligelman, Frieda, "Frieda Fligelman Interview" (1976). Montana Women’s Oral History Project. 5.