A Man Comes from Someplace: Stories, History, Memory from a by Judith Pearl Summerfield

By Judith Pearl Summerfield

A guy Comes from somewhere: tales, heritage, reminiscence from a misplaced Time is a cultural research of a multi-generational Jewish family members from a shtetl in southwestern Ukraine ahead of international battle I to their overseas lives within the twenty first century. The narrative, informed from a number of views, turns into a transformative area for re-presenting relatives tales as cultural functionality. The learn attracts from many resources: ethnographic interviews with an oral storyteller (the author's father), relatives letters, papers from immigration and aid agencies of the Twenties, eyewitness studies, newspaper clippings, images, maps, family tree, and cultural, ancient, and literary examine. The ebook investigates the methods family members tales should be accrued, interpreted, and re-presented to situate tale in background and to re-envision connections among the prior, current, and destiny. kin tales turn into reminiscence websites for interrogating questions of loss and displacement, exile, immigration, survival, resilience, and identification. tales functionality as antidotes to trauma, a way of constructing experience of the area. reminiscence is an act of resistance, the refusal to be silenced or erased, the insistence that we all know the prior and take into account those that got here ahead of.

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It was a thrill for me when he came home with his horse and buggy. One time we did something like this. Over there, Friday night, you’re not allowed to ride or do anything, or Saturday, the whole day. But Saturday night, it’s a celebration, you can do everything. So sometimes my father used to go to a neighbor on Saturday nights or the neighbor would come to our house and they’d play dominoes. One time he went to a neighbor’s, and we went and took out the horse. It was a real nice wintery day. It just started snowing.

One time he went to a neighbor’s, and we went and took out the horse. It was a real nice wintery day. It just started snowing. Actually it takes a little while before the big snow presses down and freezes. Before then, it’s very nice to ride. And we got together some boys and girls, and we took the horse out with the sleigh. We had a nice time, but, of course, we figured we didn’t have much time, so we had to make it hurry up, make it real fast. We had to cover some territory and get back before my father got back.

Meyer was the ninth child. He was eleven when my father was born. He left for America in 1911, and in 1921, Meyer made it possible for my father to find his way to him in America. They were devoted to each other throughout their lives. Moishe was a year and eleven months older than my father. He was his constant companion, his best friend and protector, his closest brother. They played together, and wrestled and pushed each other out 28 A Man Comes from Someplace of trees. They were both remarkably physical and sturdy.

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