Mid-Week Field Notes–August 17, 2022

Field Notes

Some very quick things:

  • I did it! I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation, “Family, Survival, and Hope: The Persistence of Resistance and Rescue in North American Holocaust Literature for Children and Teens, 1940-2020.” I graduate with my Ph.D. in Holocaust & Genocide Studies on August 28 from Gratz College. I am now Dr. Krasner! My parents would have been so proud.
  • Ethel’s Song: Ethel Rosenberg’s Life in Poems garnered a great review from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books!
  • I have to rename a candy store in my work-in-progress, because I called it Sid’s and in the Weequahic section of Newark (NJ), everyone knew Syd’s as a hot dog and hamburger place. Any suggestions for a new name? Hymie’s? Meyer’s? Abie’s? Sol’s? Izzy’s?

Have a good week, everybody!

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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8 Responses to Mid-Week Field Notes–August 17, 2022

  1. DR. KRASNER, huzzah!
    Has to be a male candy store owner? Then if so, Asher’s. If can be owned a woman, then Leah’s. [for my 1c candy’s worth]

    Happy August 28th to you,

  2. steve pollack says:

    We’ll done Dr Krasner. Kol hakavod!!
    I remember visiting a small candy store in Atlantic City as a kid, with parents for the week on a shore vacation. Harry was a cousin on my Mom’s side of the family (Mazer). A good natured guy, he always had funny stories and free treats for us kids.

    • Thanks, Steve! What was the name of the store?

      • steve pollack says:

        Now, I am curious to ask an older cousin. I do not know the store’s name, but consider it “Harry’s Place”. I remember him fondly, though only met him a handful of times. I do have a mental image of the narrow aisles and wood shelves stacked with goodies. It was on a corner many blocks from the popular tourist areas (long before Casinos) in a less affluent neighborhood. We shared rooms in a Victorian guest house with cousins and other families only a block from boardwalk and beach.

      • Thanks, Steve! I do remember AC from the days before the casinos. We stayed at the Traymore.

  3. Meryl says:

    Mazal Tov, Dr. Krasner!

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