Milton Fechter

Interviewed By Tobi Elkin

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Ave C (00:34)
8th st (00:37)
4 years (00:42)
9th st (00:46)
Ave D (00:48)
5th st (00:49)
6th st (00:54)
Norfolk st (00:57)
2nd st (01:00)
Seward Park (01:03)
95 years (01:18)
4 sections (01:36)
Houston to 14th (01:41)
3rd ave (01:45)
Hungaria Jewish (01:50)
spoke Hungarian (02:31)
Austrian polish (02:52)
1928 (02:55)
cooks (03:11)
tie makers (03:26)
tobacco (03:27)
furs (03:49)
gallicia (04:12)
Russia proper (04:37)
segregated (04:43)
garment (04:56)
levant (05:10)
italy (05:14)
bulgaria (05:15)
romania (05:17)
public school (08:30)
Styvestant (08:57)
CUNY (09:02)
Brooklyn Poly (09:05)
Engineer (09:11)
2 siblings (09:22)
1951 (09:45)
died (10:03)
Rusty (10:39)
53 st (10:45)
Battleships (15:08)
Brooklyn Navy Yard (15:36)
Private industry (16:01)
no changes (17:49)
1935 (18:32)
accountant (21:24)
depression (21:52)
Seward Park Coop (21:54)
tenaments (21:59)
Essex (22:34)
$45 rent (22:43)
Movie theaters (23:32)
Clinton (23:35)
bread 5cents (24:18)
fish 5 cents (24:20)
chicken 10 cents (24:25)
meat 26 cents (24:28)
work (24:32)
So Carolina (26:27)
poor (28:10)
Bankers Trust (30:01)
Sty town (30:53)
East River Houses (31:26)
Hillman (31:39)
10 non (32:14)
chinese (32:22)
library (34:30)
movie (36:37)
5th st bet C & D (37:06)
pushcart (37:28)
trolley cars (37:31)
ave C, 3rd to 10th (38:01)
pushcarts (38:48)
50 cents, $1 (41:38)
$1 house visit (41:41)
American (43:00)
stove (52:11)
stores (52:24)
truck builders (52:29)
buy chassis (52:40)
truck body builder (53:00)
Cherry St (53:44)
lumber yard (53:49)
stationary (54:58)
toys (55:00)
Nickolaus Steak House (56:52)
Ukranian Restaurant (58:21)
end (58:51)

Interview Data

Date of Interview
January 13, 2017
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