'Back Of The Beyond'


“So my dear Bessie, don’t feel badly to
have gotten away from this miserable
‘back of the beyond.'"

-Hannah Rapoport, writing from Kholmech, Russia, to her sister,
Bessie Rapoport Schechter, in New York, September 13, 1913.

 

DEDICATION

This collection is dedicated
to a family "together again."

CONTENTS

Introduction

Grandma Poems, 1972-1980

Immigrant Woman
Untitled I
Untitled II
'A Walker In The City'
Thoughts While Sewing A Button

Searching for History, 1998-2004

Here
With Respect
Tracking
At 3 AM, I Am Thinking...
Ballet Belarus
On The Pier Waving
'This Is What We Were'
Kaddish
Metronome Of Memory
I Was The Kid
Together Again

RELATED LINKS

The November 2004 Boston Globe article about how we miraculously
found our family without looking for them:
Family Secret

Our original family history project:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kholmich/

 


All written material © Bill Schechter, 2007
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