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