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It's not as if the shadows of a priest and a rabbi stood between us.'Then my mother pulled out the oldest and bitterest chestnuts that have been hurled against the Jews, accusations as old as the Roman Empire.'The Jews are essentially an Oriental race,' she stormed, 'East is East, and Jews and Christians cannot really meet any more than Christians and Chinese.
Jews are sensual, aggressive, ostentatious, cunning—that is a heritage they can never overcome.
Has there ever…’It must not be inferred that Mother, because of her German background, was particularly anti-Semitic.
I have heard the same things from the lips of plenty of one-hundred-per-cent Americans,'Mother,' I said quietly, 'remember the greatest Man who ever lived was a Jew—Jesus.' That held her for a minute.
Ours was a fervent love match, made more fervent by the fact that we had to wait in secret for two years until Ben earned enough at his profession to support a family.
Here we are then, Ben and I, a Jew and a German-American, married for four years, supremely happy, with a three-year-old son who has his father's quick brown eyes and my yellow hair.
I am an American-born girl, and the first to defend my Americanism in an argument; yet so strong are family ties, and the memory of a happy thirteen-month sojourn in the a few years ago, that I frequently find myself trying to see things from the Nazis' point of view and to find excuses for the things they do—to the dismay of our liberal-minded friends and the hurt confusion of my husband.
The old persecutions are rising again throughout the world.
Remember that Ben couldn't join a fraternity at his university.
Remember there are clubs and resorts and residential districts that bar Jews.
Once marriage loomed up as a certainty, not another word against Ben's race or religion escaped my mother's lips.
She could have maintained this negative attitude and still have preserved the family peace.
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But gradually, as she learned to know Ben better and saw how fine he was, and how good to her daughter, there came shy words of affection and admiration.'He's a fine young man with a great future,' I hear her tell her friends, with pride in her voice.