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.
This report prepared by Mary Benner