chapter  1
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On Solomon Asch

Along with a great many others, Asch’s family migrated to the United States in 1920. They lived on the Lower East Side of New York, then a haven for many immigrants-Jews, Italians, Irish.

His wife, Florence, tells what it was like for him to come to a new country:

That school was attached to the City College of New York and admission was selective. It is remarkable that when Asch was at Rutgers-Newark, Gruber, Lehrman, and Rock, three other members of the Psychology Department, had also attended this small elite high school.