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  • ‘Tattooed Girl’ Mines a Root of Prejudice

    By Howard Kaplan

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Alma Busch fled the dirty poverty of Akron Valley, a poor mining town in Pennsylvania, about which she tells us, "There'd been no Jews, not a one."

    Alma continues in an interior monologue: "No Jew would live in such a place ... if you traced it back far enough, not whose names were...