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Author Molodowsky, Kadia, 1894-1975, author
מאלאדאווסקי, קאדיע, 1894-1975, author

Title A Jewish refugee in New York : Rivke Zilberg's journal / Kadya Molodovsky ; translated by Anita Norich
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2019]
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; A Jewish Refugee in New York: Rivke Zilberg's Journal; About the Authors
Summary 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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Subject Jewish refugees -- Poland -- Fiction.
Jewish women -- Poland -- Fiction.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Fiction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253040779 (electronic bk.)
0253040795 (electronic bk.)
9780253040770 (electronic bk.)
9780253040794 (electronic bk.)
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