Personal Projects: Point of Entry: Josephine Becker nee Velelli

“Oh, what do I remember? Crying. Every day. I wanted to go back...but it didn’t work out. Well, we didn’t know anybody except the people that came with us here and uh... You know, I had just... I had graduated school two years before we came here. And I had a lot of friends that were not - I still do - you know, that are not Jewish, but that didn’t matter. And uh... You know, you grow up for 20 years in one place, it kind of takes a long time to get it out of your system.”Josephine BeckerImmigrated to the Baltimore, Maryland, United States from Patras, Greece in 1956Photo by Sean ScheidtInterview by Ashley Minner, 4/13/17Baltimore, Maryland
Josephine Becker nee Velelli

“Oh, what do I remember? Crying. Every day. I wanted to go back...but it didn’t work out. Well, we didn’t know anybody except the people that came with us here and uh... You know, I had just... I had graduated school two years before we came here. And I had a lot of friends that were not - I still do - you know, that are not Jewish, but that didn’t matter. And uh... You know, you grow up for 20 years in one place, it kind of takes a long time to get it out of your system.” 

Josephine Becker 

Immigrated to the Baltimore, Maryland, United States from Patras, Greece in 1956 

Photo by Sean Scheidt 

Interview by Ashley Minner, 4/13/17 

Baltimore, Maryland