During my undergraduate experience at a
top 25 liberal arts college in the Midwest, an assistant editor of the newspaper
asked me to write a piece on Kristallnacht because she wanted "an
intelligent Jew to do it."
Upon hearing that his niece had married
a Jewish man, my wife's uncle stated, "They have never done anything to
me. I had a Jewish boss once, he was a bit tight with his money, but otherwise
he was okay."
At my brother-in-law's wedding this
summer I overheard one of the guests telling a Jewish joke, while I do not
remember the words, it had to do with big noses and being cheap.
Informant was in his early thirties. He
was a college professor in Ohio
THE BACKGROUND on these interviews, that
is, when they were conducted, who the informants were, and why I post them, see
Get Your Hopes Up?" # 16
"You Cannot Get that Job Unless You
Are Jewish" # 20