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ERIC Number: EJ893743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
A Glimpse into the Life of William W. Brickman
Brickman, Chaim Mann
European Education, v42 n2 p11-16 Sum 2010
In this article, the author shares a little background on the life of William W. Brickman as his adoptive father. His father's parents immigrated to the United States from Jedwabne, northern Russian Poland around 1908. His father was born on June 30, 1913 in a tenement house located at 200 Eldridge Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His father's daily speech was Yiddish with some Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and German vocabulary derived from his parents. His father attended religious elementary and high schools in Manhattan and received his baccalaureate in 1934 from the City University of New York (CUNY) where he majored in German. His father was drafted late in World War II in 1943 and became Sergeant Brickman. He then married the author's mother, Sylvia in February 1958. The author's first recollections of his adoptive father were the Tinker Toy set Brickman presented to him the morning after the wedding and the strict approach Brickman took to his informal Jewish education. During the 1950s and 1960s, governments and universities around the globe invited my father to evaluate the quality of their education and to lecture on topics in education. The author attended several of his public lectures for laypeople and they were mesmerizing. His clearest memories of his father were from his years at Penn. During his four most productive decades, Professor Bill Brickman, as he was endearingly called by his friends and associates, also devoted considerable time and effort to the advancement of religious elementary, high-school, and college education, particularly Jewish education. During the 1970s he experienced several setbacks. Their house was expropriated by the Board of Education under the Law of Eminent Domain and his vision slowly began failing due to progressive macular degeneration. (Contains 1 photograph and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania