Description: Tells personal stories of Jewish immigrants from their arrival in this country (as early as 1579) to the present day. Letters, diaries, and newspaper articles describe what life was like in the old countries and tell of the difficulties encountered in leaving home for a new life in America. Hundreds of interviews and personal memories of immigrants and their descendants make history as immediate and exciting as stories told generation after generation in any family. The multitude of stories and lives, of the famous and the unknown alike, are illustrated with rare and moving photographs from news sources and family collections. They show in vivid fashion a people who have brought humor, spirit, and perseverance to the American homeland.
By Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler
8.5"x11" (128 Pages)Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1998