Thank you, Deborah Feldman

Something happened to me this month which changed my life: I discovered Deborah Feldman. Feldman is the author of the autobiographies Unorthodox and Exodus: a Memoir, which detail her journey growing up in the Satmar Hasidic Jewish community in New York, her escape from this community, and later roots trip through Europe. Feldman’s work traces a line from her present day life in Berlin directly backwards to her family’s persecution at the hands of the Nazis. While reading her work and listening to her interviews, it often felt as if Feldman was speaking directly to me, and her message...

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