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From the Library Stacks to the Light of Day: History Professor Revives Texas Jewish Immigrant's Life Story

Alexander Ziskind Gurwitz wrote his memoir, “Memories of Two Generations,” between 1930 and 1935 in Yiddish. His work detailed not just his life as a man who emigrated from Yenaveh, Ukraine, in Tsarist Russia to Texas with his wife and four children in 1910, but also a history of Jewish communal life in 19th century Eastern Europe and early 20th century San Antonio, Texas.