Sam Spritz (1st interview)

Title

Sam Spritz (1st interview)

Description

Sam Spritz was born (circa 1898) into a Jewish family in pre-revolution Russia.  In 1913, he moved with his father and brother to Philadelphia, attracted by the promise of freedom, democracy, and easy access to education.  In the early 1920s, Spritz's mother and grandmother died of starvation in Russia during the Povolzhye famine. The rest of his family died after the Nazis invaded Russia during World War II. In Philadelphia, Spritz worked in a shirt factory while studying in night school, married and raised a family, and ran his own female undergarment factory.

Identifier

2017oh275_irw043

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Sam Spritz

Sort Priority

0023

Interview Keyword

Russia
Garment industry
Jewish
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
Hygiene.
Medical care
Technological innovations

Indexed By

Sequoyah Walters

Files

spritz_OH2.jpg


Citation

“Sam Spritz (1st interview),” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/867.