Marilyn Reichstein, Full Interview
Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: Marilyn Reichstein
Description: Marilyn Reichstein, nee Albin, grew up in Flushing, New York in the 1950's. She was a member of the Girl Scouts and an aspiring artist, later becoming a professional graphic designer working in New York City and Pittsburgh, PA. Marilyn married Steve Reichstein in 1967 and they lived first in New York City, then Pittsburgh; moved back to her childhood neighborhood for a brief period and then in 1979, and finally settled into their current home in Forest Hills, Queens where they raised their children. Marilyn flips through her girlhood scrapbook during this interview, letting it call to mind the events of her youth and family stories. Most of the interview pertains to growing up on 172nd Street and 33rd Avenue in Flushing, Queens during the 1950's. Marilyn discusses being part of the Jewish community in the area and her father's family who fled Europe in the 1930's seeking religious freedom. Marilyn is an accomplished amateur musician who has restored and frequently plays the piano her grandfather brought with him from Germany.
Moving, Household; Immigrants; Ice cream parlors; Motion picture theaters; Family-owned business enterprises; Jewish community centers; Proms; Victory gardens; Synagogues; Flushing Jewish Center; Bayside High School (Bayside, New York, N.Y.); New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.)
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