"She called herself ''Polish Jewish'' and
it was clear from meeting and talking to her that the Holocaust was a topic of conversation in her childhood home in California.
She told me she was quote unquote ''Polish Jewish,'' and admittedly ''Polish Jewish'' is a strange assignation: I don't call myself ''American Jewish'' or ''Hungarian Jewish'' even though my grandparents were Hungarian Jews. I just say I'm ''Jewish.'' Affinity never said that, not once.
It does seem she is evading something or maybe even pretending to be something she is not for the sake of PR and sales for her book.
But in the end it kind of didn't matter when I met her.
Affinity was smart, very tender and plainly haunted by her novel."