Lost in Yonkers Setting & Symbolism

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Yonkers, New York

The Kurnitz family lives in Yonkers, New York, where the play takes place.

Germany

The Kurnitz family comes from Germany. Grandma immigrants from Germany after she has her children decades before.

The American South

Eddie travels to the Southern United States to collect scrap iron for the war effort.

Kurnitz’s Kandy Store

Grandma and Bella live above the Kurnitz’s Kandy Store, the shop the Grandma owns. The boys work in the store to pay for their keep.

The Movie Theater

Bella attends a movie theater three or four times a week to see her love, Johnny.

Louie’s Black Satchel

Louie keeps a black satchel with him at all times. The boys want to know what is inside but never discover the contents.

$15,000

Grandma has $15,000 somewhere in the candy store. The boys try to find it so they can send money to their...

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