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Livia Bitton-Jackson is a Holocaust survivor who came to the United States after World War II. Surviving the Nazis was only part of Livia's life. Hello America tells about being new to the United States and learning about living in America. Livia learns what being free is really all about as she experiences every day life. It is a fine example of how Jewish people adapted to living in freedom. It is humorous in places. Everyday life that we take for granted, Livia found amazing. When she worries about not having the necessary paperwork to travel from one New York City borough to another, a view of her life in Europe is evident. Livia describes her young adult life. She did not give up easily when she wanted to do something. The barriers put in front of her did not stop her. She was able to achieve much in life because she was able to come to the United States.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Jew Gender/Class story?    -   immigrant story If this is a culture clash:    -   minority culture living in majority area Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Ethnicity    -   Jew Nationality    -   Eastern European


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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