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Nash, Edith / Practice the here and now: selected writings of Edith Nash
(2001)

Nash, Edith
Zuckie,   p. 30


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Zuckie30
 My mother's grandfather was Jacob Schwartz, I think born in Germany —
who married three times and had 17 children. He lived in Woodville, Mississippi.
He went to New Orleans during the Civil War, changed all his Confederate
money into greenbacks and became a wealthy man — much to the consternation
of his Southern neighbors. The Zuckerman uncles told me that one of their
ancestors walked across the continent selling needles and pins from the pack
on his back. I have an autobiography written by my grandmother Zuckerman,
whom we called Zuckie — her name was Julia Schwartz Zuckerman.
 When Philleo and I were married, we visited Grandmother Zuckerman in California.
It was 1935 and she asked Philleo about Hitler. He explained carefully the
rise of the Nazi party and the horrors of the death camps, and Zuckie said,
"Just what those German Jews deserve." She was a Christian Scien- tist and
took us to dinner at a restaurant at 10 o'clock in the morning — a
whole dinner, soup to nuts, and then we went to Santa Monica to play Bingo.
  No wonder I thought of myself as the third generation of - -
 anti-Semitic women!  --


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