Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"I Married A Jew" - Atlantic Magazine, Jan 1939

Interesting article...

To me, one of the interesting things about is the fact that she keeps referring to Jews as a race. I wonder if this was prevalent in the 1930's...


Blogger jewish philosopher said...

My first wife was born in Missouri in 1961. Her father was Jewish and her mother was Christian. On her birth certificate the parents race was listed. Her's said "mother white father ?"

Apparently Jews were not exactly white.

June 22, 2011 7:04 PM  
Blogger rokhl said...

Wait, are you being facetious? I mean, certainly in Europe Jews were considered a race. And racially based anti-Semitism had a presence in the US, too.

June 23, 2011 8:14 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Hi Rokhl,

I wasn't facetious. Here's what I was trying to say:

When I came to the States from the USSR, I had many, many conversations with Americans, mostly Gentiles, who did not understand how one could be Jewish but not be religious. So I guess I assumed that for the most part, that was the prevalent view of Gentile America, (outside of various Klan and Neo-Nazi groups who have always talked about the Jewish "race")

I am well aware of attitudes of Europeans towards Jews :)

June 24, 2011 6:40 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

And Rokhl,

Thanks for stopping by - I really enjoy your posts. Still cracking up over Itzik Manger Square in Bethlehem.

June 24, 2011 6:45 AM  

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