The Jewish Encyclopedia
of Western Pennsylvania
A project of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center
“Poor Mrs. Engelsky: Of Memory and Tragedy,” by Charles Salkin. Describes incident of antisemitism in Oil City in the early 20th century and later efforts to corroborate the account through historical research. Includes description of 1892 flood and fire in Oil City, relations between Jewish and Catholic immigrants in Oil City, and nature of Jewish communal customs of the era. Typescript, 10 pages.