Tenement Museum keeps memories alive

Sep 22, 2014 909

Like many other immigrants, Adolpho and Rosaria Baldizzi struggled to keep their family together in the face of immigration laws tearing them apart. Policies put into place soon after Mr. Baldizzi arrived in the country made it illegal for his wife to follow him. Eventually, she did enter the U.S., though it's impossible to say how she managed it. The couple have passed away.

Yet the story of the Italian immigrants is very much alive as part of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Visitors can tour their apartment at 97 Orchard St., see their photographs, and hear their daughter recount via a recording what living in the tiny home in a tenement was like in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

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