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0:17 - Introduction 0:40 - Alex Discusses His Family Background 2:12 - Alex Describes Growing Up in a Jewish Home 3:27 - Celebrating Holidays in Alex's Childhood Home 5:12 - The Languages Spoken in Alex's Childhood Home 6:01 - Alex Describes His Childhood Home 7:14 - Alex Describes His Childhood Home's Political Atmosphere

Keywords: 1920s; 1930s; anti-Semitism; city councilman; Cracow; identity; Jewish identity; Krakow; Poland; Polish identity; politics; summer camp; Zionism; Zionist

9:42 - Alex's Neighborhood and Friends in Poland

Keywords: 1930s; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; childhood; Christian; Cracow; economic stratification; education; Jewish; Krakow; Poland; quota; university; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

13:23 - Alex's Early Engagement with Jewish Religion and Culture

Keywords: Abraham Goldfaden; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; biculturalism; Jewish culture; Jewish identity; Jewish theater; opera; Polish identity; Polish nationalism; The Dybbuk; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish culture; Yiddish opera

15:28 - Alex's Favorite Books Growing Up

Keywords: Adam Mickiewicz; Aleksander Fredro; books; Erich Maria Remarque; German Encyclopedia; Henryk Sienkiewicz; Poland; Polish literature; reading; Warsaw; World War 1; World War I; WW1; WWI

17:44 - Alex's Jewish and Non-Jewish Education

Keywords: American army; atom bomb; Catholic gymnasium; chemistry; counterintelligence; education; Jewish education; Manhattan Project; Oregon State University; Soviet army; Soviet Union; U.S. Army; UCLA; University of California, Los Angeles; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

23:12 - Alex Discusses the Values that His Parents Instilled in Him 24:08 - A Glimpse into Alex's Life Today 25:36 - Anti-Semitism, Israel, and Alex's Sense of Identity

Keywords: American identity; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; childhood; homeland; Israel; Jewish American; Jewish identity; Jewish student; Poland; Polish identity; quota; United States; university; Warsaw; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

35:23 - Assimilated Jews in Pre-War Poland 40:29 - Alex's Connection to Jewish Artists and Writers 42:18 - Alex Recalls the German Invasion of Poland

Keywords: 1939; bombing; Bristol Hotel; Cracow; German army; Germany; invasion; Krakow; Lublin, Poland; Polish police; Warsaw, Poland; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

45:45 - Alex and His Family's Escape from Poland

Keywords: capitalism; capitalist; Haggadah; Japan; migration; Nicaragua; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; Poland; refugee; San Francisco; Soviet Union; United States; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Zionism; Zionist

51:21 - Alex's Memories of the Founding of Israel 52:19 - Alex's Relationship to Yiddishkayt 55:12 - The Languages that Alex Speaks Today 56:18 - Transmitting Jewish Identity and Culture to Younger Generations

Keywords: anti-Semitism; antisemitism; assimilation; cultural transmission; Jewish identity; Jewish tradition; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; schul; seder; shul; synagogue; transmission

60:17 - Attitudes Towards the Holocaust Among Different Generations 60:45 - Alex's Relationship to Yiddish Today
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