By Jack C.
Grade 4, Maryland
Country of Origin: South Africa

On November 25, 2003, I interviewed Dr. T. in his office. at a Baltimore hospital. Dr. T was born in South Africa in Port Elizabeth. He was one of 120,000 Jewish people living in South Africa at that time. Jews were treated well, but blacks were not treated with the same care. Apartheid, the separation of blacks and whites that lived in South Africa, did not affect Dr. T. directly. He and his family strongly disagreed with Apartheid, so when he was 20 he moved to Israel with his family and volunteered in the army to fight in a war. After the war, he finished university and got his PhD. Then he went to Canada to do a Post Doc. After that he traveled to the U.S. by car. He was 43 when he immigrated to the U.S. and came directly to Baltimore. Dr. T. came to the U.S. for professional reasons. He got a job at a Baltimore hospital to do scientific research. He said that the research in the U.S. is incomparable to the rest of the world. The U.S. government uses more money for research than any other country. Dr. T. said,

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