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, moved to the United States with his family (parents and two sisters) in about 1891. His father, Jacob Norr, was a tailor, who also established himself in the real estate business in New York. His mother, Dina, was a wig-maker for orthodox Jewish women. Henry went to City College, became a secondary school teacher, and, in 1926, took the post of principal of Evander Childs High School in the Bronx. His obituary in The New York Times in 1934, on his early death of a heart attack at the age of fifty-three, quotes the new City Superintendent of Schools, Harold G. Campbell

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), born in 1874. Of her four brothers, two – Louis and Max – emigrated to the United States in the late nineteenth century. Their success in business in New York – and their continuing loyalty to family remaining in Germany – was to prove critical in the following decades. Max Schwarz was fourteen when he left Germany for the United States, eventually setting up a lace business. He funded my father’s university education at Freiburg University in the 1920s; my grandfather, Josef Wolff, a cattle dealer in a small town in the Saar region, would not have had the resources

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practical-analytic? Maybe that’s it. Austerity baby Line drawing of a woman and charcoal drawing of a man from life-drawing classes [ 221 ] Letter from London School of Contemporary Dance, 3 June 1971 Annunciation [ 222 ] With writing it has been something similar. At moments alongside a university career I have considered, sometimes attempted, so-called creative writing. The first time was when I worked at the South Bank Centre in London, before moving to the United States in 1988. In our small writing group, which met once a week at lunch time, I wrote a version

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thing, he worked pretty long hours at Lankro in the early postwar years. My youngest sister, eleven years younger than me, says he was much more present in her life as a child. In addition, apart from his widowed mother, who lived with us until I was twelve, he was alone in England, the rest of his surviving family living in France or further away in the United States. My mother’s family was large, and very much involved in our everyday lives: her three brothers and their families; her mother and her mother’s two unmarried sisters; her father and his many brothers and

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blue-purple, as the color of the year for 2008. Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement.’ And, for good measure (and perhaps rather surprisingly), Michel Pastoureau, 2000: ‘All of the studies focusing on the “favorite color” question conducted since World War I show, with striking regularity, that more than half the people polled in Western Europe and the United States indicate that blue is their

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pulling 80 lb weight. His wife, Erna, had become Lady Champion archer of the world at meetings held in Paris. Having travelled widely, to Switzerland, Italy, Germany and the United States, Ingo returned to England to live near Sidmouth in Devon. He died in 1964, having outlived all seven of his younger half-siblings. In fact the three youngest sons had died long before that – all killed in the First World War. Eric, the youngest, had married a Jewish woman, Winifred Levy, and converted to Judaism – once, several generations earlier, the religion of his father’s family

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York, where she was already achieving success as a young artist. Her paintings were exhibited in gallery shows in the city with the work of Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, George Bellows and other now well-known artists, and two were included in the landmark 1913 Armory Show, known as the major exhibition which introduced European modernism to the United States. In Rochester, she continued to paint – mainly still life works and portraits of her friends and acquaintances. The city was transformed in the years immediately after McEnery’s arrival. I wrote about this a few

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to the United States, followed by their only sister, Lizzie, who had first gone to Manchester and then moved to the United States in about 1910. Jacob was the father of Henry Norr, with whom my narrative began. I know less about my grandmother’s history. It seems she was born in Bessarabia at the western edge of the Pale of Settlement and now part of Romania. There were rumours in the family that she was related to the artist Mark Gertler (one of the reasons I took an interest in his work and have written about him), but his family came to England from Galicia in

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patient’s body at a distance of from 7 to 15 feet, according to the light intensity, are used to a considerable extent in the United States. […] The author [herself] has had in use for the past 4 or 5 years such a 25-ampère marine searchlight capable when adjusted on a short focus, of picking up and observing the manoeuvres of a vessel at a distance of one and one-fourth miles. 61

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the PhD in chemistry at FriedrichWilhelms-Universität in Berlin, my father also took a philosophy class with the illustrious Professor Wolfgang Köhler (another academic who would be gone ten years later, emigrating to the United States in 1935). In Freiburg, my father joined the Jewish student fraternity, Ghibellinia. Membership of a duelling fraternity always seemed a most unlikely thing for him, but I learn now that it was more or less a requirement. Miriam Rürup, scholar of German Jewish fraternities, has shown how student fraternities were an integral part of

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