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Oral history interview with Dovid Felberbaum

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0128.21 | RG Number: RG-50.165.0021

Dovid Felberbaum, born in 1921 in Hungary, discusses his immigration to New York City, NY in 1949; staying at the Hotel Marseilles on the lower east side; attending shul at the Sassover Synagogue on 103rd street; his reluctance to immigrate to Israel as others found life too difficult there; moving to Williamsburg in Brooklyn and working as a shochet and a shammos in a shul; living among mostly Hungarian Jews in New Square, with the Skverer Rabbi closing off the community to others; visiting Hungary once a year to check on family graves; his belief that religious people behaved better during the war and that Elie Wiesel is a righteous Jew; his work editing books of teachings of his Rebbe; his thoughts on the Torah and believing it teaches people how to act; saying a daily prayer, “Save us from the Goyim,” because “they are not yet decent people; and his seven children.


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Interviewee
David Felberman
Date
interview:  1990 March 08
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-07-08 14:55:22
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