my name is alex and i am from russia. my family had to leave because we are jewish and were forced to live in terrible conditions my father could not find work and my mother couldnt provide for us either
we snuck into germany illegaly by a train after crossing its borders we headed for the united states all while praying to god that we would not get caught
we came to the united states by a boat the ride was long and tiering but we were happy once we finally got here
immediately after getting off the boat my father and i both got jobs at a warehouse . we work from 9am to 9pm we dont get paid much but its enough to rent a house and keep food on the table
we live in a small apartment the five of us are cramped in together me my mother my father, my brother and my grandmother
we finally saved up enough money for my grandma to open her own newspaper stand she had been wanting to do so for a while so me and dad saved up whatever money we could and surprised her.