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In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project....

Title : I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project
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ISBN : 9780670861644
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project Reviews

  • Annette
    2019-05-02 05:34

    It was interesting to read these recollections of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. Their first impressions of America were influenced by where they came from; what they noticed and remembered depended on their age and circumstances. I loved what Lazarus Salamon, who arrived from Hungary in 1920 at the age of sixteen, said: "And this is the only country where you're not a stranger, because we are all strangers. It's only a matter of time who got here first." (p. 32)

  • Tom Schulte
    2019-05-08 06:32

    This was a quick easy read. Pages alternate with paragraph-length remembrances and full-page art inspired by that recollection. Golda Meir is one of the contributors and a final page offers a brief bio on each Ellis Island immigrant from all walks of life, most of which came to the country as tweens.

  • Cynthia Leto
    2019-05-23 12:16

    The Kissing Post must be an awesome site in the minds of those who witnessed families and couples reconnect!