What if it Hadn’t Happened This Way?
My Grandmother’s Arrival in America

By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

“My father’s mother, Taube (Tillie) Wolfson Goldenberg, was probably 11 years old in 1904, when she came by herself to America … Tillie thought her uncle was supposed to meet her at the dock, but he wasn’t there when she got off the ship. She stood on the dock, alone, not speaking any English, and holding a piece of paper with her uncle’s address.”

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