Letters from Rifka
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Intellectual

Linguistically Brilliant

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Loved to read Pushkin. Easily pick up languages. Family valued education. Also enjoyed writing to cousin.

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Religious

Jewish

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Jews not considered Russian, despite living IN Russia. Treated poorly by all due to religious beliefs.

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Political

Jews in Russian are stuck in the middle of a civil war.

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Brother fled army and family had to leave country immediately.

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Social

Jewish and Diseased

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Below the Peasants in Russia. Treated incredibly poorly by all. 

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Economic

Hard to find work and provide for family.

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Poor. Hard to find work. Long hours in America. Discriminated against in Russia.

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Polish/Russian - A People at Risk - Immigration...- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Polish/Russian - A People at Risk - Immigration...- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Letters from Rifka | Scoop.it
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Most stay in NYC.

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