Coming home– a multigenerational family odyssey

“I grew up surrounded by Jewish friends and family,” explains Dachevsky.

By LISA SAMIN
August 15, 2018 23:31
4 minute read.
SHARON HERCMAN DACHEVSKY

SHARON HERCMAN DACHEVSKY. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Sharon Dachevksy’s maternal grandparents miraculously survived the Holocaust and re- turned to their hometown in Poland after World War II. Her mother and uncle were born in Poland, where antisemitism was still ram- pant. She recalls her mother telling her that her uncle was called a “dirty Jew” in school and the other kids threw rocks at him.

The family had friends in Brazil who told them that life in São Paulo was much better. The family moved and Dachevksy’s grandfather went from finding work as a door-to-door tailor to starting his own clothing factory.

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