The Family Jewels – A Veteran’s story + Gil & Gladys Palast interviewed by Greg Palast

Updated: Nov. 11, 2010 added video

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
10 November, 2010

In 1930, when my father was an 8-year-old kid in Chicago, he asked his older brother why people were outside in the cold snow in a long line.

His brother Harold said, “It’s a bread line.  They don’t have anything to eat.  They’re hoping for bread.”

My father ran to his mother’s bedroom, grabbed my grandmother’s diamond brooch, ran downstairs, and gave it to a man in the line.

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