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This frank autobiography covers the first twenty-two years of the life of Raphael Patai, famous anthropologist and biblical scholar. Patai shares meticulously researched genealogical narratives and historical and sociological observations, mixed freely—and with engaging frankness—with portions of an intensely personal and intimate nature. He paints a critical yet affectionate picture of Hungarian Jewry in the years preceding 1933—a world that is no more.
Chapter 1 Infancy and Early Childhood Chapter 2 Ancestral Gleanings Chapter 3 My Parents Chapter 4 Early School Years: 1916-1920 Chapter 5 High School Years: 1920-1924 Chapter 6 High School Years: 1924-1928 Chapter 7 Swiss Interlude: 1929 Chapter 8 Freshman at the Seminary and the University: 1929-1930 Chapter 9 A Year in Breslau: 1930-1931 Chapter 10 The Last Two Years in Budapest: 1931-1933 Chapter 11 Budapest Revisited: 1936