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Brooklyn–Movie Review

Brooklyn–Movie Review

My great-grandmother Stefanida Lisien (or Lizen, according immigration records) arrived at Ellis Island from Russian in 1914 at the age of 23. She came on her own, on a ship called the Czar, with her two young sons. I think of that often, of the strength that it takes to leave everything familiar behind and… [more]