You Don’t Look Ukrainian

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.

Everybody laughed.

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.

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