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Author Miller, Nancy K., 1941-

Title What they saved : pieces of a Jewish past / Nancy K. Miller
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (238 pages) : illustrations
Contents The heiress -- Kipnis in Memphis -- The report card -- The photograph from Kishinev -- The nudnik and the boss -- Family trees -- Suicide in Argentina -- Wolf and virgin -- The mayor of South Tucson -- The lost scrapbook -- Distant cousins -- My Kishinev pogrom -- The silverware from Russia -- My grandmother's dunams -- Family hair looms -- Return to Kishinev -- The order book
Summary 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. Se
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-238)
Notes Print version record
Subject Miller, Nancy K., 1941- -- Family.
Kipnis family.
Jews -- Moldova -- Chișinău -- Biography.
Jews -- United States -- Biography.
Jews, Moldovan -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011007977
ISBN 0803233892 (electronic bk.)
9780803233898 (electronic bk.)