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Author Miller, Nancy K., 1941-
Title What they saved : pieces of a Jewish past / Nancy K. Miller.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2011]

Subject Miller, Nancy K., 1941- -- Family.
Kipnis family.
Jews -- United States -- Biography.
Jews, Moldovan -- United States -- Biography.
Jews -- Moldova -- Chișinău -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (238 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-238).
Contents The heiress -- Kipnis in Memphis -- The report card -- The photograph from Kishinev -- The nudnik and the boss -- Family trees -- Suicide in Argentina -- Wolf and virgin -- The mayor of South Tucson -- The lost scrapbook -- Distant cousins -- My Kishinev pogrom -- The silverware from Russia -- My grandmother's dunams -- Family hair looms -- Return to Kishinev -- The order book.
Summary Winner of the 2012 Jewish Journal Book Prize After her father's death, Nancy K. Miller discovered a minuscule family archive: a handful of photographs, an unexplained land deed, a postcard from Argentina, unidentified locks of hair. These items had been passed down again and again, but what did they mean? Miller follows their traces from one distant relative to another, across the country, and across an ocean. Her story, unlike the many family memoirs focused on the Holocaust, takes us back earlier in history to the world of pogroms and mass emigrations at the turn of the twentieth century. Se.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780803233898 (electronic bk.)
0803233892 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 785943235
Additional Format Print version: Miller, Nancy K., 1941- What they saved. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2011 9780803230019 (DLC) 2011007977 (OCoLC)707486611