We meet Sylvia Bernstein. She was born here 83 years ago. Her parents had fled a small Ukranian village and started their American life in central Wisconsin, before settling in Milwaukee.
WUWM’s Susan Bence talked with Bernstein in her home, where she talked about her newspaper career. Bernstein says it took a lot of guts; that’s because she didn’t have a journalism degree.
Her first job was with the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Bernstein went on to work for the Milwaukee Sentinel and later the Milwaukee Journal. She subsequently wrote a book about her mother’s life.