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Hershel Greenblat: "Immigration to Israel was pretty much blocked"

Hershel Greenblat describes how many people living in displaced persons camps wished to immigrate to Israel in the years following World War II.

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Marcel Kohler: "A Family Feud"

Marcel Kohler describes one of the reasons why his family moved from the Netherlands to the United States.

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Hank van Driel: "I Wanted to go to the States"

Hank van Driel describes getting his education after the war as well as how he got into the culinary business. He then goes on to describe how he decided to come to the United States.

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Anna Ostergaard : Immigration Process

Anna Ostergaard describes how the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service vetted her and her husband in the months after they applied for immigration papers.

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Anna Ostergaard: Leaving Denmark

Anna Ostergaard describes her reasons for leaving Denmark in the years after World War II.

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Rochelle Lawrence: Family in America

Rochelle Lawrence describes how an extensive network of relatives sponsored her family's immigration to the United States in 1938.

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Rochelle Lawrence: Poland to Palestine

Rochelle Lawrence describes her family's journey by horse and wagon, train, and ship, to Palestine in 1936.

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Rochelle Lawrence: Leaving Poland

Rochelle Lawrence describes the items her family packed for the trip out of Poland including the candelabra used on Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath.

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June Chandler: "I was used to London."

June Chandler explains why she left her native England to join her husband, an American serviceman, on his family farm in South Carolina.

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Sheva Vapne: A Few Months in Italy

Sheva Vapne, who lived in Latvia after surviving the Holocaust, recalls the time she and her children spent in Italy while waiting for approval to immigrate to the United States in the 1970s.

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Edna Hicks: Leaving England

Edna Hicks recalls how she felt about leaving her native England for the United States, after she married an American serviceman.

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Norbert Friedman: "Democracy 101."

Norbert Friedman explains how his interactions with American troops after the Holocaust influenced his decision to immigrate to the United States.

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David Jacobi: "We have an opportunity."

David Jacobi describes how his grandfather, Alexander Jacobi, made the decision to immigrate to the United States from Germany after World War II, despite his wife Maria's imprisonment in the…

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Herbert Kohn: "My Father Made a Family Tree."

Herbert Kohn describes how his father made it possible for their family to leave Nazi Germany by pleading with family members around the world to sponsor them for travel visas.

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Edward Francell: "We Left in February of 1939."

Edward Francell describes how his mother's dual citizenship in France and the United States allowed her family to immigrate on the eve of World War II.

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Edward Francell: Parisian Childhood

Edward Francell describes his early years growing up in an affluent neighborhood in Paris, France, prior to the outbreak of World War II.

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