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Suddenly Jewish : Jews raised as Gentiles discover their Jewish roots

Author: Barbara Kessel
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2000.
Series: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dramatic personal stories of the unexpected discovery of a Jewish heritage.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kessel
ISBN: 1584650389 9781584650386
OCLC Number: 43030606
Description: 130 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Crypto-Jews --
Hidden Children --
Children of Survivors --
Adoptees.
Series Title: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
Responsibility: Barbara Kessel.

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Kessel interviews over 160 people who were raised as non-Jews only to learn at some point in their lives that they are of Jewish descent. With humor, candor, and deep emotion, Kessel's subjects  Read more...

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