Scrutinizing identity through one's family

Jun 9, 2013

Scrutinizing identity through one's family

by Michael Hoffman

Lucky great-grandfather Julius. This first member of the Helm family to settle in Japan was “as rooted in his German identity as an old oak tree.” For his mixed-race descendants, life would not be so simple. YOKOHAMA YANKEE: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders ...