In this interview, Edith Milavitz gives an account of her early life as a Jewish Minnesotan. She was born in 1907 in St. Paul of Russian immigrant parents. Milavitz speaks about how her father was a junk peddler and how her mother and family sold chickens from the front yard of their St. Paul home on the West Side. The majority of this interview is devoted to Milavitz's life as a child and young adult. Special consideration is paid to her family and Jewish life, but other topics are covered as well, such as popular music and local politics. This interview was conducted by Judy Aronson as a part of the United Jewish Fund and Council Oral History Project focusing on the West Side Flats/Lower West Side Jewish community in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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