FIRST GENERATION AMERICAN JEWS
Zeyta & Her Children
A young woman leaves her small shtetl in Russia and travels alone to Chicago. She marries and raises six Jewish children in Gary, Indiana through the Great Depression and World War II. The interviews in this book are of Zeyta, that young emigree, at the age of ninety and her six children. Zeyta discusses her life in Motele, her trip to America and her life in Chicago and Gary. Her children discuss their experiences growing up as first-generation American Jews in Gary, Indiana.