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Re: James Madison High School 1930s through 1960s


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Posted by dave f on Tuesday, June 25th 2019:

In Reply to: Re: James Madison High School 1930s through 1960s posted by Barb on Monday, June 24th 2019:

Both my parents worked while I attended Madison. My father wasn't a professional. I didn't belong to any clique. Being A non practicing Jew but proud of my heritage, I grew up with mostly Italian and Irish friends. I didn't experience antisemitism until I was fourteen and I lived for ten months in Roosevelt Long Island in 1962-1963. It was from Italian and Irish neighbors. They even started with two of my Irish friends from Brooklyn who were visiting.I couldn't wait to move back to Brooklyn. Having a dark complexion, most people assumed that I was Italian and I would sometimes hear antisemitic comments. To this day, Breezy Point finds a way to keep out Jews and African Americans. I'm sorry if you felt discriminated against at Madison, but I never saw it and most people didn't know that I was Jewish.

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