At the end of the story I was thinking about a line from Fiddler on the Roof.
The father asks.....if a bird and fish get married where will they live.
The dilemma continues to this day for some families.
Of course it’s fiction, but I’ve often wondered about how different life would have turned out for the daughter who married the radical than for the people who made it to America. And did the daughter who married the gentile also decide to leave for America eventually? Had they stayed in Poland . . . .