Oral history interview with Solomon Amon, 2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Amon, Solomon
Oral history interview with Solomon Amon
2017 (inclusive)
Originals as received: 1 digital audio file (WAV) and 2 computer files (PDF & JPEG)
Collection Number
6107 (Accession No. 6107-001)
Oral history interview with a Seattlite active in the Sephardic Jewish community
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Solomon “Sol” Amon (July 16, 1929 - ) is a native Seattleite. His parents were born in Terikadag, Turkey and immigrated to the US in 1911. The family started Pure Food Fish Market in Pike Place, Seattle. Throughout his life, Amon has been active in the Sephardic Jewish community in Seattle. Amon married Matilda “Tillie” and they have two daughters, Helene and Eileen.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Nancy Weingarten and Doris Stiefel interviewed Sol Amon on January 10th, 2017. In the interview Amon discusses his father's emigration from Turkey to Seattle, via New York, and his subsequent involvement in the fish-selling business at Pike Place Market. Amon outlined his participation in his father's business, Pure Food Fish, from his youth to his recent retirement. He also has a detailed description of the development of the fish business at the Market from his father's beginnings, through his tenure, to the current company run by his grandchildren. He also touched on the history of business at the Markey run by the Sephardic community. Amon also discussed growing up in the Central District of Seattle, his education, and his connections with the Sephardic community and Sephardic Bikur Holim.

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Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives

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Alternative Forms Available

Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

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Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Immigrants--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Seafood industry--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Amon, Solomon--Family
  • Amon, Solomon--Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Pike Place Market (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Pure Food Fish Market (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Oral histories
  • Transcripts
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Stiefel, Doris J (interviewer)
    • Weingarten, Nancy (interviewer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (host institution)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)