A Jewish Refugee in New York

A Jewish Refugee in New York[KINDLE] ❆ A Jewish Refugee in New York Author Kadya Molodovsky – Heartforum.co.uk Rivke Zilberg a 20 year old Jewish woman arrives in New York shortly after the Nazi invasion of Poland her home country Struggling to learn a new language and cope with a different way of life in the Refugee in MOBI ô Rivke Zilberg a year old Jewish woman arrives in New York shortly after the Nazi invasion of Poland her home country Struggling to learn a new language and cope with a different A Jewish PDF/EPUB ² way of life in the United States Rivke finds herself keeping a journal about the challenges and opportunities of this new land In her attempt to find a new life as a Jewish immigrant Jewish Refugee in PDF ↠ in the US Rivke shares the stories of losing her mother to a bombing in Lublin jilting a fianc who has made his way to Palestine and a flirtatious relationship with an American allrightnikIn this fictionalized journal originally published in Yiddish author Kadya Molodovsy provides keen insight into the day to day activities of the large immigrant Jewish community of New York By depicting one woman's struggles as a Jewish refugee in the US during WWII Molodovsky points readers to the social political and cultural tensions of that time and place.

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  • Hardcover
  • 202 pages
  • A Jewish Refugee in New York
  • Kadya Molodovsky
  • 02 August 2015
  • 9780253040756

10 thoughts on “A Jewish Refugee in New York

  1. Elaine says:

    Rivke Zilberg a 20 year refugee from Poland has had to leave her family behind and move in with an aunt in New York As a young single woman is haunted by the fate of her family her mother has died her father is hiding in a horse stall in Lublin her brother's daughter is going blind she knows they are suffering immensely She has to somehow make her own life in New York as she has no money and no home knows no English when she first arrives and is dependent on the Aunt's family home where there is a lot of hostility aimed at her by her cousin Selma the one person who is her age her gender and could potentially be her friend And yet she stands up for herself rebuffs her cousin's boyfriend's persistent advances finds rent money for her teacher moves into her own cupboard of a room makes up a resume to get a job and constantly ponders how she can help her family back home She doesn't always make the wisest choices but she is forced to make them on her own as she carves out a life with some respite and some future

  2. Danielle says:

    “I arrived on a beautiful day Perhaps this was a sign that things would go well for me in America” Molodovsky 1A Jewish Refugee in New York by Kadya Molodovsky follows Rivke Zilberg a 20 year old refugee from Poland who comes to New York to escape the Nazi invasion from her home It is a journal where she documents her challenges as a refugee in the United States She lives with her aunt and uncle who speak Yiddish with her but struggles with the fact that most people only speak English We read her trying to understand the English words coming from her family and other people in her new setting we need to buy her a dres and a het 1 This is how she hears dress and hat without being able to know those English wordsI enjoyed reading this book because it showed the perspective of a refugee in America which is not portrayed as often as a Jewish girl in books I really liked reading this style with the letters and being able to understand when everything was happening and how she felt in the moment and after the moment instead of reading it through her perspective as she goes through this new chapter in her life She describes how when she meets new people they all ask the same uestion in Yiddish “how do you like America” 3 because they only know a few words whereas she knows close to none in EnglishI recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the story of a Jewish refugee and likes the format of letters telling the storyline

  3. Beth says:

    This was a fascinating record of a refugee's Rivka first year in New York I couldn't put it down even tho I did not like the refugee an immature girl who came to stay with her aunt's family who seem almost 100% oblivious to what was going on in Europe and oblivious to the feelings of this poor young girl who is a refugee who just lost her mother the aunt's sister and dooesn't know how her father is doing or her brother and his familyRivka is honest and hard working but seemingly not in touch with her own feelings and not very good at reading the feelings and intent of others To make matters worse she doesn't use the few people around her to talk things out which I found frustrating Conseuently I didn't see her developing emotionally or learning how to navigate in a new culture

  4. Sara says:

    This book is a fictional journal of a Jewish Polish refugee and her life immediately after arriving in New York City It is a sweet and innocent tale as she is young and pretty and though some things seem to come easily to her young men and jobs she alternatively is worried about her family back in Poland and her boyfriend in Palestine It's a lot for her to digest and in that sense it portrays the life of a refugee well The aunt she is staying with has a family that she can't communicate with since some of them do not speak Yiddish The book is sprinkled with her Yiddish versions of English which feels very nostalgic to those of us who have relatives who spoke the language It's a slice of life kind of book translated from the original Yiddish version It's a good addition to this genre

  5. Zach Popkin-Hall says:

    I'm so glad I picked this book up from the library What a rare gift to be able to get a glimpse of the Yiddish world that assimilation and genocide killed off and a very engaging story to boot Rivke deserves better than any of these fuckboys though

  6. Lorri says:

    I enjoyed reading the perspective of Rivke Zilberg's immigrant experience and how she tried to assimilate into her surroundings and forge a new life and self identity

  7. Diana Eberhardt says:

    Touching and sometimes very funny

  8. CW Howell says:

    VERY dated but probably a good YA appropriate read Central character is a very young 20 year old

  9. Ptaylor says:

    Rivke Zilberg has escaped from Lublin Poland during World War II and joined her mother's family in New York Her mother is dead killed by a bomb; her father is living in their cow's old stall; and her brother has escaped with his family to Paris where his daughter loses her eyesight As her family endures the war Rivke finds herself trying to adjust to a different life in a new country a new city around people she doesn't understand and who don't understand her Although she speaks no English she must find a job and when her cousin's fiance becomes too interested in her another place to live Written in journal format we follow Rivke through the many challenges she faces as she transitions from Rivke Zilberg to Ray Levitt

  10. Leonard says:

    A fish out of water or inRivke Zilberg comes to New York alone from Poland in the late 1930s A refugee just 20 years old she tries to navigate the ways of the old world and the new while confronting age old dilemmas facing young women work relationships men men Infused with sadness and laughter this book is a delight It's short chapters reflect its origins as a serialized publication in a Yiddish journal I thought they would b3 perfect bite size pieces to read before bed But like a bowl of chocolates I kept taking one after another

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