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What They Saved - Pieces of a Jewish Past (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R379
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What They Saved - Pieces of a Jewish Past (Hardcover, New): Nancy K. Miller

What They Saved - Pieces of a Jewish Past (Hardcover, New)

Nancy K. Miller

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Winner of the 2012 Jewish Journal Book Prize
After her father's death, Nancy K. Miller discovered a minuscule family archive: a handful of photographs, an unexplained land deed, a postcard from Argentina, unidentified locks of hair. These items had been passed down again and again, but what did they mean? Miller follows their traces from one distant relative to another, across the country, and across an ocean. Her story, unlike the many family memoirs focused on the Holocaust, takes us back earlier in history to the world of pogroms and mass emigrations at the turn of the twentieth century.
Searching for roots as a middle-aged orphan and an assimilated Jewish New Yorker, Miller finds herself asking unexpected questions: Why do I know so little about my family? How can I understand myself when I don't know my past? The answers lead her to a carpenter in the Ukraine, a stationery peddler on the Lower East Side, and a gangster hanger-on in the Bronx. As a third-generation descendant of Eastern European Jews, Miller learns that the hidden lives of her ancestors reveal as much about the present as they do about the past. In the end, an odyssey to uncover the origins of her lost family becomes a memoir of renewal.

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Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2011
First published: September 2011
Authors: Nancy K. Miller
Dimensions: 224 x 147 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 238
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-8032-3001-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > General
LSN: 0-8032-3001-X
Barcode: 9780803230019

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