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Sarah Popowski: Emigrating to the U.S.

Sarah describes how her parents emigrated to the United States aboard the General McRae in November 1949.

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Susan Berman: Moving to the US

Susan Berman describes the kind of work her family did upon arriving in the United States, as well as what they did to try and bring over other family members still in Europe.

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Susan Berman: "They liked him immediately, of course."

Susan describes how her aunt met her uncle Ruby who was a musician for the USO.

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Marcel Kohler: "Every Shot Known to Man"

Marcel Kohler describes his family's living situation after arriving in the United States and the physical exam they had to take in order to do so.

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Marcel Kohler: "The Biggest Shock Was Halloween"

Marcel Kohler describes the shock of holidays in the United States and how they differed from those in the Netherlands.

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Hank van Driel: "My Daughter Started a Family"

Hank van Driel describes his reason for moving to Atlanta Georgia from Connecticut.

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Joanna Kimling Stubbs: "He lectured a lot."

Joanna Kimling Stubbs describes her German-American father Eugene Kimling's parenting style.

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Gitte Toben: First Impressions of America

Gitte Toben discusses how her first experiences in the United States differed from her expectations.

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David Jacobi: "I'm here, I'm safe, I'm happy."

David Jacobi explains his grandmother's decision to remain a German citizen after immigrating to the United States.

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David Jacobi: Americanization Classes

David Jacobi discusses how his German grandparents and father adjusted to life in the United States.

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David Jacobi: From Spain, to Holland, to England

David Jacobi describes the immigration history over centuries of his mother's European-Jewish family.

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Anna Ostergaard: "More opportunity."

Anna Ostergaard describes what the United States meant to her after she emigrated from Denmark in 1955.

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Hershel Greenblat: Life with the Goldwassers

Hershel Greenblat describes his family's experience boarding with the Goldwasser family in Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1950s.

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Hershel Greenblat: Permanent Residence

Hershel Greenblat describes his first weeks in Atlanta, Georgia, where his family would settle in the United States.

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Hershel Greenblat: The Day Before Thanksgiving

Hershel Greenblat describes his family's interaction with an American soldier while they were en route from New York to Georgia.

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Hershel Greenblat: Immigration Quotas

Hershel Greenblat explains why a Jewish relief organization transferred his family to Georgia instead of Indiana.

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