A Jewish Refugee in New York

Born in 1894 in Bereze (or Byaroza), a small town in the Grodno province in what is now Belarus, Molodovsky's movements— from Russian small towns to Odessa, Kiev, Warsaw, New York, and Tel Aviv—encompassed the trajectories of Jewish ...

A Jewish Refugee in New York

A Jewish Refugee in New York

Rivke Zilberg, a 20-year-old Jewish woman, arrives in New York shortly after the Nazi invasion of Poland, her home country. Struggling to learn a new language and cope with a different way of life in the United States, Rivke finds herself keeping a journal about the challenges and opportunities of this new land. In her attempt to find a new life as a Jewish immigrant in the US, Rivke shares the stories of losing her mother to a bombing in Lublin, jilting a fiancé who has made his way to Palestine, and a flirtatious relationship with an American "allrightnik." In this fictionalized journal originally published in Yiddish, author Kadya Molodovsy provides keen insight into the day-to-day activities of the large immigrant Jewish community of New York. By depicting one woman's struggles as a Jewish refugee in the US during WWII, Molodovsky points readers to the social, political, and cultural tensions of that time and place.

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A Jewish Refugee in New York
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Kadya Molodovsky
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-01 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

“This novel invites the reader inside the mind of a Polish Jewish woman who has recently arrived in New York just after WWII began in Europe.” —Jeffrey Shandler, author of Anne Frank Unbound Rivke Zilberg, a twenty-year-old Jewish woman, arrives in New York shortly after the Nazi invasion of Poland,
A Jewish Refugee in New York
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Kadya Molodovsky
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-01 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Sonia Gollance
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-25 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 718
Authors: Irene Eber
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-12 - Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

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Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Lori Gemeiner Bihler
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

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