Interview with Sam Spritz, May 20, 1982

Project: I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten Oral History Project

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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.

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2017oh276_irw044

Interviewee Name

Sam Spritz

Interviewer Name

Charles Hardy, III

Interview Date

1982-05-20

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Spritz, Sam Interview by Charles Hardy, III. 20 May. 1982. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Spritz, S. (1982, May 20). Interview by C. H. III. I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Spritz, Sam, interview by Charles Hardy, III. May 20, 1982, I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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