The matron came back and guided me to a room where there were other women sleeping. She lifted up the cover of the bed and she looked at the sheet and said, “That’s not clean.” She changed the sheets and said, “Would you like to have a shower? We have hot water.” She showed me the bathroom. I had a shower. It was unbelievable. Where was this horrible Ellis Island?
» interview with Ellis Island immigrant Catherine Timar Donath Adler