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Table Of Contents

My Very Own Yiddish Greek Chorus
Crime and Punishment in Junior High
How I Met My Future Wife and Won Her Hand
The Neon Sign That Changed My Life
How Grandma Helped Me Get Academic Tenure
Genealogy Appendix Completing My Family History
Conclusion
P. 1
Growing Into My Genes

Growing Into My Genes

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Sensing that he is beckoned by his ancestors to help preserve their memories, the author embarks on a fascinating journey to discover more about his Eastern-European Yiddish heritage and to bring his ancestors to life. Growing up in the 40's and 50's in Detroit as the only child and grandchild of an immigrant family steeped in old country culture, his maternal grandparents became his closest friends. The portrayal of the author's idyllic childhood from the innocent perspective of a youth, creates a realistic context tinged with tenderness, pathos, and humor. Most of the reminiscences are presented in a short story format. The stories are supplemented by a useful genealogical appendix outlining the processes the author employed. The appendix also contains several historical essays focusing on the socio-political background of the period as well as an interesting essay on the history and importance of Yiddish in this culture. The unique integration of memoirs, genealogical research and historical studies enhances and enriches our ability to understand the full context of this ancestral heritage. In his case, the author was able to grasp the full significance of his family history and its profound influence on his life.
Sensing that he is beckoned by his ancestors to help preserve their memories, the author embarks on a fascinating journey to discover more about his Eastern-European Yiddish heritage and to bring his ancestors to life. Growing up in the 40's and 50's in Detroit as the only child and grandchild of an immigrant family steeped in old country culture, his maternal grandparents became his closest friends. The portrayal of the author's idyllic childhood from the innocent perspective of a youth, creates a realistic context tinged with tenderness, pathos, and humor. Most of the reminiscences are presented in a short story format. The stories are supplemented by a useful genealogical appendix outlining the processes the author employed. The appendix also contains several historical essays focusing on the socio-political background of the period as well as an interesting essay on the history and importance of Yiddish in this culture. The unique integration of memoirs, genealogical research and historical studies enhances and enriches our ability to understand the full context of this ancestral heritage. In his case, the author was able to grasp the full significance of his family history and its profound influence on his life.

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