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The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg Characters & Character Analysis

Nicholas Dawidoff
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Important People

Morris 'Moe' Berg

Moe Berg was the last of three children born to Ukrainian immigrants. Moe's father owned a drug store where he was the druggist. Throughout his childhood, Moe knew his father as a tough, hardworking man who expected the best from his children. Although Jewish, Moe's father ignored his faith in favor of becoming more like his neighbors in the predominately Christian Newark neighborhood where he chose to raise his family.

Moe was highly intelligent and made good grades all through school. After graduating at seventeen, Moe attended New York University before transferring to Princeton University. While at Princeton, Moe suffered from some of the most intense intolerance he would ever experience due to his Jewish heritage. This hurt Moe deeply in part because he had grown up without religious guidance. For this reason, Moe embraced his heritage only when it seemed to benefit him.

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