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Bring History . . . to Life! Twenty Million
Immigrants Came to America between
1880 and 1924.
Most would come from Eastern and Southern
Europe, others from Germany and Ireland,
from Asia and Latin America. They passed
their stories of struggle and triumph down to
us, their children and grandchildren.
Bessie Markman, one of those immigrants, left Lithuania by herself in 1906 at
just 18 years old. She was leaving the Russian pogroms against the Jewish people for
a new life in New York. While waiting to
board a train in Vilna and saying goodbye
to her tearful family, most of whom she’d
never see again, a stranger asked Bessie to
deliver a pillow to her son in New York. The
pillow would play no small role in Bessie’s
life in America.
The writing of her story was passed on to
her granddaughter, Linda Silbert. Written
in first person, Bessie’s Pillow (bessiespillow
.com/) grabs you from the very first page
and puts you in Bessie’s shoes. You’ll walk
with her through the terrifying pogroms
against the Jews in Lithuania. You’ll experience the humiliating immigrant inspections in Hamburg, and you’ll travel with her
on the S.S. Moltke, one of the many ships
that carried immigrants from Europe to
America. Live with her in early 20th century New York City and spend some time in
one of the infamous factories on the Lower
East Side. Celebrate her wedding.
Cry and laugh with her through bad
times and the good times as she raises her
family in America.
Bessie faced the common challenges
of all immigrants as they searched for the
American Dream. As with the others, Bessie would learn a new language, find work,
adapt to a new culture without giving up
old traditions and values, establish community, and suffer tragedy and loss. In her own
search for the American Dream, Bessie left
us a legacy of courage and perseverance, of
humanity and generosity.
Discover the heart-warming story of Bessie; and how Bessie’s Pillow brings real, living history to life in your homeschool! You
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