chapter  Chapter 3
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The USA Years

ByGilmore Crosby

Despite the anti-Semitism of his new country, Lewin embraced the USA whole-heartedly (and no doubt with great relief despite separating from his extended family) and passionately set out to strengthen democracy here and abroad in all of his activities. He also dove into our customs with glee, stating to Alfred Marrow at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, “Let’s have a couple of hot dogs. That’s what we Americans eat on Sunday evenings in the summer (Marrow, 1969, p171).”