Wisconsin is not a good
place for a Jewish kid,” an acquaintance in Milwaukee told Harold Weinberg in 1945. He was finishing optometry school, in Chicago, and he was looking for optometrists who were about to retire. Weinberg turns 92 today, and he recently reflected on his life as a Clintonian.
Already granted his license in 1944 to practice optometry in Wisconsin, Weinberg was in touch with people he knew in the optometric manufacturing industry in the state who could tell him which doctors were retiring.
During that period, just before the end of the war, Wisconsin was home to a large anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi faction, known as the German American Bund, or German American Federation.For the complete article see the 10-22-2013 issue.
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