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Guide to the Brooklyn Navy Yard oral history collection ARC.003

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Collection processed by Amy Lau, Mary Mann, Aliki Caloyeras, and Margaret Fraser

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Oral History Interview with Leo Reitman, August 7, 1987

Biographical / Historical

Leo Reitman (ca. 1910s) grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He moved to Brooklyn after he began working at the Navy Yard. After leaving the Navy Yard, Reitman opened a grocery in Brooklyn.

Scope and Contents

In his interview, Leo Reitman (ca. 1910s) discusses his work issuing stationary and hardware supplies to naval ships and shops at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He also talks about his supervisors, wages, and gender relations and camaraderie within the Yard. Interview conducted by Benjamin Filene.

Conditions Governing Access

This interview can be accessed onsite at Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and online at the Oral History Portal.

Subject Names

  • Reitman, Leo

Subject Organizations

  • New York Naval Shipyard

Subject Topics

  • Grocers
  • Naval operations
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Warships
  • Navy-yards and naval stations
  • Shipbuilding -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Shipyards -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)