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Deception at the emigration office

Buoyed by my success in business and my inspiring bar mitzvah, I felt a growing sense of confidence in myself and my abilities. Given that Tateh was gone for the foreseeable future and I had nobody else to care for me, I understood that I had no choice but to accept responsibility for my own destiny. As it turned out, over the next several months, I would prove to myself and others that I could handle myself perfectly well...


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