The family : three journeys into the heart of the twentieth century /

Traces the history of the 20th century through the story of an extraordinary Jewish family, recounting how the author's 19th-century ancestors were separated by period upheavals in western Russia and went on to become the founders of the Maidenform Bra Company, pioneers in the contentious birth...

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Author / Creator: Laskin, David, 1953-
Format: Book
Imprint: New York : Viking, 2013.
Series:Beren Family Jewish Studies Library Fund (Wellesley College)
Local Note:Gift of the Beren Family Jewish Studies Library Fund.
Table of Contents:
  • Volozhin
  • The move to Rakov
  • The making of a revolutionary
  • The boys
  • Lower East Side
  • The birth of a business
  • Socialist in a black satin dress
  • First World War
  • Pioneers
  • The Depression
  • "We will be glad to take you back"
  • In love in the land
  • Return to Rakov
  • "The world of tomorrow"
  • Second World War
  • Under the big ones
  • "They snatch whole streets"
  • "Aktion"
  • Vilna Ghetto
  • Yom Kippur, 1941
  • Wonder girl
  • Breakdowns
  • Despairing people
  • Klooga
  • Postwar.