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Rudolf Schneider

Olivia Newman honors her father, Rudolf Schneider; Olivia and her mother affectionately referred to him as Tate, which means “Daddy” in Yiddish. Before his death during the Holocaust, he had worked as a teacher at a university. He was a philosopher and a poet. In 1941, Olivia’s mother received a letter from a neighbor indicating that Rudolf had been taken away in a wagon along with other men, all of whom were wearing Jewish stars. Olivia has not forgotten that morning, and remembers that her father gave her a kiss goodbye. She never saw him again. One of her fond memories of her father is that his beard would tickle her whenever he kissed her.







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