Brownsville, Brooklyn: New book coming out #general


lynneshap@...
 

Brownsville: The Jewish Years is the title of a book I recently learned
about that will be out in mid-January, 2008, according to author is
Sylvia Schildt. She describes it as an eyewitness history to Jewish life
in the community, mostly in the 1940s and 1950s, which deals with
everything >from community life such as shopping on Pitkin Avenue to how
the community dealt with world events, including the Holocaust, the birth
of Israel, the Cold War and the Rosenbergs. The book contains over 80
photos. My family has history in Brownsville, so this is definitely of
interest to me. I'm sure it will be of interest to others on this list
as well. But I know nothing more about it, such as names that might be
mentioned. Needless to say, I have no commercial interest in the book.

Lynne Shapiro
Western Mass.

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-off mention of a commercial book

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