The Jewish Encyclopedia
of Western Pennsylvania
A project of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center
“Could You Believe,” by Mel Pollock. Describes family’s immigration to the United States, retail business in Gallitzin, Pa., including involvement with the “40 Thieves” of Pittsburgh. Describes experiences as Jewish minority in town, and association with Jewish institutions in Altoona, Pa. Describes military service and courtship of future wife. Typescript, 14 pages.