Min farmors historie

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My paternal grandmother with whom I relate more than with my mother and whose story I want to tell is talking through me, as I am her and she is me. She married into wealth but was never a trophy wife. She had her clear opinions and ideas and she was a business woman. She travelled to Sumatra from Denmark as a young twenty-something woman on a ship through the Suez Channel and around India. She was married in Medan, Sumatra and had her first child there. She was a Danish jew as was her husband, both born of jewish mothers.

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About elizabeth stokkebye

Grew up on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales. Spent childhood and youth in Denmark. MA in Scandinavian Languages and Literature from the University of Washington. Taught Reading and Composition at UC Berkeley. Write under the influence of human emotions.
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