How Immigrant Roots Made Sheryl Sandberg’s Parents Who They Are Today

Adele looked behind on her possess family’s newcomer roots and remembered her grandmother, who lived in a “rundown” Lower East Side tenement building in New York City. It was her “hard work and determination” that pulled Adele’s family out of poverty.

“The childhood hardship only strengthened her character. In fact, we had a nickname for her. We called her The Rock since she was so clever and indifferent and she worked tough all of her life,” Adele said. 

Despite a problems her family faced, Adele’s family still managed to give back. She pronounced that her great-grandmother remembered a reduction advantageous in both times of complacency and in times of hardship. 

“[My great-grandmother] used to have these tiny cans where we put coins in for opposite charities,” Adele said. “… If it was a bad time she would say, ‘Children, God will hear a prayers if we remember a reduction fortunate’.”

That singular newcomer experience, characterized by scapegoat and implausible resilience, is one that many people still have today. 

“You consider about a sacrifices that people done to come to this nation and start a new life and a lot of those sacrifices are still going on today,” Sheryl said. “There are still people who give adult all and come here in hunt of a new life. we consider those stories of resilience are moving to all of us.”

Hear some-more from Sheryl, Adele and Joel Sandberg in a video above. 

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