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0:00 - Biographical Information

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Partial Transcript: Born 1915 in Princeton, Wisconsin. Description of brothers and sisters.

1:08 - Immigration of Father from Russia; Occupation of Grandparents, Mother's Family.

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Partial Transcript: Father's immigration from rural Russia, Description of Grandparent's working as cattle farmers and ancestry of maternal and paternal grandparents.

4:13 - Father's First Jobs in the U.S.

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Partial Transcript: Father to peddled wares and dry goods. He traveled farm to farm.

6:52 - Princeton, Wisconsin Community Make-up

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Partial Transcript: Princeton population, 1,200-1,300. Approximate size and makeup of town and description of the types of inhabitants.

9:12 - Father's First Store in Deerfield, Wisconsin

10:45 - Life Above Father's Store

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Partial Transcript: Family always on call to work, store open 6 days a week and multiple evenings.

11:37 - Father Involved with Starting a Bank

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Partial Transcript: Father interested in investments, became the President of the bank

13:03 - Store Employees; Merchandise

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Partial Transcript: Father treated the employees well, usually two to three employees at one time. Description of store: small town general store that sold shoes, clothes, yard supplies, and lots more

16:14 - Relationship of Store with Community

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Partial Transcript: Store social spot in community, and necessary because the nearest town was miles away

17:58 - Mother's Work

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Partial Transcript: Mother primarily housewife, also piano teacher and volunteer in community

19:18 - Education and Parental Expectations

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Partial Transcript: Frieda Cohn Leaves for the University of Wisconsin Madison at 16, Education important to her, and parents expected success

22:24 - Experience as Part of the Only Jewish Family in Princeton and Going to College

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Partial Transcript: Frieda's family the only Jewish family in Princeton, would go to the temple in Oshkosh for High Holidays, Only allowed to date a Jewish boy, so waited until college to date

26:43 - Itinerate Rabbis

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Partial Transcript: Traveling Rabbi's raising money, Rabbi's ate with Frieda's non-kosher family

28:24 - Role of Religion in the Lives of the Family

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Partial Transcript: The family attended religious services twice a year, and religion did not play a big role in the lives of Frieda's family. She did not receive a Jewish education.

30:46 - Sense of Belonging in Jewish Community

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Partial Transcript: Parents expected Frieda to marry a Jewish person, spent time with other Jewish students in Madison but did not feel comfortable as a Jew until 25 years old

36:01 - Family Work Ethic

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Partial Transcript: Frieda's family had goals for the children to be educated and successful.

37:05 - Career Path

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Partial Transcript: Description of love of mathematics, tutoring, and the University of Wisconsin

38:56 - Choice to Stay in Madison

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Partial Transcript: Loves Madison and does not want to go back to Princeton to live

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