Another funny thing at the talk was that the same lady who was preoccupied with the Jewish question interrupted my talk to inform me that I don’t look very Ukrainian.
“I met some Ukrainian ladies in Chicago,” she said aggressively. “And they all wore mink coats and diamonds.”
“Well, I work for a public university,” I retorted.
Besides, Chicago I understand, but why would anybody wear mink coats in the St Louis climate, even if they could afford them?
It’s funny to realize that a Ukrainian look is associated with ostentatious riches.