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Gertrude Remembers Going to Chicago
Gertrude Remembers Going to ChicagoTranscript)
Interviewee: Gertrude (Gudrun) Hildebrandt Moller
MOLLER (Impressions of America):
Did You Know?
Although most immigrants processed at Ellis Island stayed between three and five hours, about 20% stayed overnight in dormitory rooms until their cases could be cleared. Many immigrants found these accommodations a big improvement over the severe conditions of traveling to America in "steerage".