I Pity the Poor Immigrant - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

Zachary Lazar
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Part 1: Chapter 5: "Criminology," Brooklyn - 2010

After speaking with Gila in 2010, Hannah takes the subway to Brownsville. Until a few Hasidic Jews get on board, she is the only white person in the car. Hannah takes photographs during her ride, one of garbage bags next to a church. A man wonders if “it” can be saved. Hannah’s father’s parents had lived in Brownsville, which was a Jewish community at the time. Their house is gone – a vacant lot. She says her destination is home, which is no longer there.

Part 1: Chapter 6: "Immigrants, Part 2," New York - 1982

It’s New York City in 1982. Gila is in Central Park looking at trees and thinking about the forests outside of Foehrenwald and Bergen-Belsen. Her memories are fuzzy. She’s been in New York nearly two years. She hadn’t known how to break into the...

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