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Afterword

Nathaniel Deutsch

in The Maiden of Ludmir

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780520231917
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927971 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520231917.003.0014
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This chapter presents the author's journey to Ludmir, on which was accompanied by his longtime friend and journalist Ethan Michaeli. The author specifically searched for a famous Jewish holy woman who had lived in Ludmir during the nineteenth century. Although Ludmir's population had grown since the war, the town's streets felt lonely and, when the sun went down, haunted. The goat is a symbol of poverty and a symbol of Jewishness. The author asked Rosa Goldman whether she knew any stories about the Maiden of Ludmir. After he returned to the States, a former resident named David Goldfarb told him that Rosa had worked for his mother as a seamstress before the war. When the Soviets liberated Ludmir, the surviving Jews gathered in the town square. He then sat down to write this book.

Keywords: Ludmir; Ethan Michaeli; goat; Rosa Goldman; David Goldfarb; Jewishness

Chapter.  5821 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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