Alice Abrams Siegal Interview Segment 1

Grandfather's immigration to the U.S. from Russia (ddr-densho-1000-173-1) - 00:05:05
Grandparents leave Russia to escape persecution (ddr-densho-1000-173-2) - 00:03:22
Father's immigration from Lithuania to the United States (ddr-densho-1000-173-3) - 00:07:20
Memories of childhood: living in a duplex with grandparents (ddr-densho-1000-173-4) - 00:06:18
Growing up Jewish: keeping kosher (ddr-densho-1000-173-5) - 00:04:40
Feeling admiration for grandmother (ddr-densho-1000-173-6) - 00:03:23
Description of "Kosher Canyon," a primarily Jewish neighborhood in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-173-7) - 00:05:18
Description of prewar Jewish community in Central Area neighborhood of Seattle, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-173-8) - 00:05:49
Memories of experiencing discrimination as a Jewish person (ddr-densho-1000-173-9) - 00:05:25
Memories of prewar race relations in Seattle, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-173-10) - 00:04:43
Parents' involvement in Jewish community groups (ddr-densho-1000-173-11) - 00:03:50
Memories of father's tailor shop (ddr-densho-1000-173-12) - 00:06:09
High school memories: race relations, participating in sports (ddr-densho-1000-173-13) - 00:03:33
Brother's recollections of the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Seattle, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-173-14) - 00:03:05
Realizing that people of color were not welcome at high school graduation dance: "this isn't right" (ddr-densho-1000-173-15) - 00:01:49
Hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "that really was a terrible shock" (ddr-densho-1000-173-16) - 00:04:31
A few memories of the mass removal of Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-173-17) - 00:03:13
Thoughts on the aftermath of 9/11: volunteering at an Islamic school (ddr-densho-1000-173-18) - 00:06:51
Volunteering for Seattle's open housing initiative in the 1960s (ddr-densho-1000-173-19) - 00:05:31
First hearing about the Holocaust: "You realize how vulnerable we are, just because we're Jewish" (ddr-densho-1000-173-20) - 00:04:53
Meeting husband while attending college (ddr-densho-1000-173-21) - 00:05:07
Returning to college after having two children, getting a master's degree in counseling (ddr-densho-1000-173-22) - 00:06:04
Working with disadvantaged youth in the schools (ddr-densho-1000-173-23) - 00:04:47
Making a life change: returning to the University of Washington (ddr-densho-1000-173-24) - 00:03:39
The challenge of attending college as a wife and mother (ddr-densho-1000-173-25) - 00:07:32
Description of children and their families (ddr-densho-1000-173-26) - 00:13:07
(ddr-densho-1000-173-27) - 00:01:32
Current pursuits: interfaith activities (ddr-densho-1000-173-28) - 00:07:28
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Grandfather's immigration to the U.S. from Russia

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December 13, 2004

Densho Visual History Collection


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Alice Abrams Siegal

Alice Abrams Siegal Interview

02:24:04 — 28 segments

December 13, 2004

Seattle, Washington

Jewish female. Born January 23, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Mother immigrated to the U.S. at age six from Russia, father was born in Lithuania. Alice grew up in a predominately Jewish neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, and remained in Seattle after World War II. Married and had two children before pursuing a master's degree in counseling at the University of Washington. Worked with disadvantaged youth in Seattle schools before retiring in the 1980s, and then volunteered in the schools and participated in interfaith activities.

Becky Fukuda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


Courtesy of Densho