Sam Brasilow

Title

Sam Brasilow

Description

Sam Brasilow was born to Jewish immigrant parents who fled Russia around 1900. The Brasilow family lived on 11th and Cherry Street before moving to 22nd and Lehigh Avenue. He began working in the men’s clothing industry at the age of thirteen and remained a cutter. Throughout his career, he supported the unionization of the Philadelphia clothing industry and was an active member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Brasilow was a tough individual who stood up to anyone, regardless of their position and worked for many different companies, including After Six, The Spector Brothers, and N. Snellenberg & Company.

Identifier

2017oh237_irw005

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Sam Brasilow

Sort Priority

0003

Interview Keyword

World War I
Great Depression
World War II
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
Recreation
Baseball
Jewish children
Antisemitism.
Ethnic relations.
Neighborhoods.
Discrimination.

Indexed By

Michael Weiss

Files

Sam Brasilow _OH.jpg


Citation

“Sam Brasilow,” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/826.