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Title:
Interview with Rabbi Alex and Bernice Hyatt, February 20, 1977, Superior, Wisconsin
Collection:
Wisconsin Jewish Archives Oral Histories
Organization:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Description:
summary Laurie J. Tarlowe interviews Rabbi Alex Hyatt and his wife Bernice Hyatt on February 20, 1977 in Superior, Wisconsin. Rabbi Hyatt discusses his immigration to Superior, the background of his family, the communities' observation of religious practices, and Synagogue attendance. Rabbi Hyatt also discusses Jewish organizations in Superior.
Identifier:
accession number WSA0135
Format:
audio
Description:
summary Laurie J. Tarlowe interviews Rabbi Alex Hyatt and his wife Bernice Hyatt on February 20, 1977 in Superior, Wisconsin. Rabbi Hyatt discusses his immigration to Superior, the background of his family, the communities' observation of religious practices, and Synagogue attendance. Rabbi Hyatt also discusses Jewish organizations in Superior.
Language:
English
Date:
created 1977-02-20
Agent:
Interviewee Hyatt, Alex
Interviewer Tarlowe, Laurie J.
Rights Statement:
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Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Duration:
00:36:50
Source Metadata URI:
00049906
Partial Transcript: Rabbi Hyatt came to the United States in 1922 from Lithuania with his whole family
Partial Transcript: Family in Superior
Partial Transcript: Names changed due to pressure from military
Partial Transcript: Grandparents came to Superior because Alex's Uncles were in Superior
Partial Transcript: First member of the family to settle in Superior, brother to Alex's paternal grandmother, Zalman in the cattle dealing business
Partial Transcript: Grandfather ran a flour mill
Partial Transcript: Maiden name Weinstein, had no family in Superior, Wisconsin
Partial Transcript: Father had four sisters and all stayed in Superior
Partial Transcript: Description of the Synagogues in Superior.
Partial Transcript: Around 50 Jewish families in Superior in 1922
Partial Transcript: How it looked; recalls they had a cow and sold milk products.
Partial Transcript: Married a man from New Jersey
Partial Transcript: Hyatt's father organized and taught Talmud classes
Partial Transcript: Community very observant of religious practices, always observed the Sabbath
Partial Transcript: First Synagogue established in 1895
Partial Transcript: Women attended some services
Partial Transcript: Kettle buyers, ran grocery stores
Partial Transcript: Description of the Superior Hebrew Congregation
Partial Transcript: Description of number of teachers
Partial Transcript: Father's side of the family, had a gasoline station and feed store
Partial Transcript: Zionist Organization and Participation of Jews from Mesabi Range Communities
Partial Transcript: Hyatt's family got along well with their Gentile neighbors and friends
Partial Transcript: Most Jewish immigrants were poor upon arrival but worked hard and some achieved great wealth
Partial Transcript: Jewish ritual bath, Weinstein had one at their house
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