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Record Number: 20296


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Father] taught himself to read English almost perfectly. Mother somehow taught herself enough English to get the gist of the contents of English newspapers. Father, oddly, refused to read the English papers; I fancy he thought more highly of books. I dimly remember evenings, before mother became very ill, when she sat with him at the kitchen table while he ate his dinner, and with obvious delight read an English paper to him. She also of course read "Die Zeit", and letters in Yiddish from relatives left behind in Lithuania; these came more and more infrequently and finally died away. I suppose she never had time to read anything else'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 3 Apr 1916 and 3 Apr 1923

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Glasgow
other location: Gorbals area

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Mrs Glasser

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

Lithuania

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

mother of Ralph Glasser



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Die Zeit

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

in Yiddish language

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20296

Source:

Print

Author:

Ralph Glasser

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Growing up in the Gorbals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

18

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ralph Glasser, Growing up in the Gorbals (London, 1986), p. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20296, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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