By Judith Pearl Summerfield
A guy Comes from somewhere: tales, heritage, reminiscence from a misplaced Time is a cultural learn of a multi-generational Jewish family members from a shtetl in southwestern Ukraine earlier than global conflict I to their overseas lives within the twenty first century. The narrative, advised from a number of views, turns into a transformative house for re-presenting relations tales as cultural functionality. The learn attracts from many resources: ethnographic interviews with an oral storyteller (the author's father), relations letters, papers from immigration and reduction corporations of the Twenties, eyewitness experiences, newspaper clippings, images, maps, family tree, and cultural, ancient, and literary examine. The booklet investigates the methods kin tales should be gathered, interpreted, and re-presented to situate tale in historical past and to re-envision connections among the earlier, current, and destiny. kin tales develop 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 feel of the realm. reminiscence is an act of resistance, the refusal to be silenced or erased, the insistence that we all know the earlier and bear in mind those that got here ahead of.
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Extra info for A Man Comes from Someplace: Stories, History, Memory from a Lost Time
Labe’s father Paci came to the region from Poland around 1860. Joseph was the youngest, the only child born in Ukraine. Labe came with Polish landowners to a farm village near Zozulynits, not too far from the town of Pikov near Vinnytsia, about 25 miles from Novokonstantinov. * The dorf (Yiddish for village) belonged to the Polish overloads. The serfs lived in the villages and then went out to the fields to farm. The landowner employed one Jewish family, who lived in the village and were allowed to manage concessions: a general store, a tavern, and perhaps an inn.
He found a job like his father’s, in timber, but with a different company. He married Hutka in 1908 when he was already 25. Their wedding proved to be bittersweet. Meilach, in 1908 was 19, six years younger than Paci. Motye remembered him as tall, like Paci, with a brisk moustache. He, too, was a gentle man, like his father, like Paci. During that year after the RussoJapanese War when his father lost his job, Meilach helped support the family. He brought the family food, a chicken, some meat, flour.
E. ). New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 11 12 A Man Comes from Someplace ents were Malka and Boruch Lepa. Yosel’s parents were Sur and Labe. Labe was born around 1830 and died in 1912. Labe’s father Paci came to the region from Poland around 1860. Joseph was the youngest, the only child born in Ukraine. Labe came with Polish landowners to a farm village near Zozulynits, not too far from the town of Pikov near Vinnytsia, about 25 miles from Novokonstantinov. * The dorf (Yiddish for village) belonged to the Polish overloads.