Survival; or, How My Family Beat the Odds in 1940 https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-ideas/2018/05/survival-or-how-my-family-beat-the-odds-in-1940/

It wasn’t easy for an entire Jewish family to escape Eastern Europe in the mid-20th century. Ruth Wisse’s did.

May 17, 2018 | Ruth R. Wisse
About the author: Ruth R. Wisse is a Mosaic columnist, professor emerita of Yiddish and comparative literatures at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her memoir Free as a Jew: a Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation, chapters of which appeared in Mosaic in somewhat different form, will be published in September.

Ruth Roskies and her older brother Ben as children in Romania. Ruth R. Wisse.

We present here the first chapter from the memoirs-in-progress of the renowned scholar and author Ruth R. Wisse. Further installments will appear regularly over the next months.

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