HITTING THE JACKPOT
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Recently I toured the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, and I really enjoyed it. Its concept is very different from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The National Museum had exhibits featuring the lifestyle and culture of Jewish people who immigrated to America, starting in the 1700’s. It brought back memories of my parents and their relatives and friends, who immigrated to America after World War II having survived years in concentration camps during the Holocaust, and started new lives here. Everyone was poor, but they worked hard to improve their lives, and they banded together to improve their friends’ lives too.
Of particular interest were the displays of the tenement house living conditions on the East Coast. People were crammed into living spaces that were much smaller than any of the Kardashian sisters’ closets. Many people shared small living spaces and bathrooms, and then…
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