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Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Shepsel (S.R.) Roberts

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shepsel Roberts was born in Russia in 1914 and came to Minneapolis in 1921 with his parents and older brother and sister. He was educated at Yeshiva (Jewish school) in Chicago, married his wife Tibey at age 21 and has four children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Immigration and poverty; his family's chicken business; selling newspapers as a boy; peddling; the Depression; his work as a shochet (ritual butcher) and mohel (ritual circumciser); and the role of religion in his life.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
6 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:26:33 running time
Creation Narrator: Roberts, Shepsel R.
Interviewer: Lewin, Rhoda Greene
Subjects Jews -- Minnesota -- Biography.
Dates Creation: 03/05/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 131
Accession Number AV1979.142.10
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