Ask A Genius 545 – Addendum to “Ashkenazim: Smarts Escaping the Nazis, and Genetic Diversity even in Homogeneity”

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Ask A Genius 545 – Addendum to “Ashkenazim: Smarts Escaping the Nazis, and Genetic Diversity even in Homogeneity”

April 30, 2020

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Rick Rosner: And they had become business people. My grandpa on my dad’s side worked in retail his whole life as a salesman and he may have owned a store at some point. My step dad and his family are in retail, their friends, also Jewish, were in retail.

I do not know where all that comes from, except that America has been called a nation of merchants and plenty of people go into retail. Though not late lately, it has been, with the rise of the Internet retailers, it is not something you want to go into. That’s about it.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Founder, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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