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Sarah Popowski: Hiding from the Nazis

Sarah Popowski describes how her mother and aunt were able to escape detection by Nazis through demonstrating a knowledge of Catholicism. She also relates the death of her grandparents in Kaluszyn,…

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Sarah Popowski: Labor Camps

Sarah Popowski describes what life was like for her mother in a Nazi labor camp in Poland and the cruel policies of the guards. Content Warning: This clip contains a description of violence against a…

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Sarah Popowski: There Were People That Were Willing to Help

Sarah Popowski describes how her mother and aunt were helped by some Catholic nuns and the owner of a glass factory.

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Sarah Popowski: They Didn't Survive

Sarah Popowski describes how she first came to learn about her family's Holocaust experience.

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Susan Berman: Uncle Julius

Susan Berman discusses her uncle taking a boat out to try and see his family on the St. Louis while it was anchored in Miami.

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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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Susan Berman: Media Control

Susan Berman discusses how her family received information while living in Nazi Germany.

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Susan Berman: "They did everything they could to book passage on it."

Susan discusses how her family members were able to board the St. Louis to try and flee Nazi Germany.

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Susan Berman: "They were told not to intervene"

Susan discusses what her mother experienced during Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, that happened in Nazi Germany in November of 1938.

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Susan Berman: "My mother never saw her father again."

Susan Berman discusses how her mother was able to be a part of the Kindertransport that sent Jewish children to Great Britain.

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Susan Berman: "They were concerned about what this would lead to."

Susan Berman discusses her family's reaction to the rise of Nazism and Adolf Hitler in Germany and if they wanted to leave the country or not.

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Susan Berman: "They received a letter from the Red Cross"

Susan Berman discusses how her family learned about the death of her grandparents who died by the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust.

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Sheva Vapne: "It was already tuberculosis."

Sheva Vapne recalls her father's death in 1934.

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Sheva Vapne: Hatmaker

Sheva Vapne describes how she became a hatmaker in Latvia after the war.

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Sheva Vapne: "Maybe there will be other trains."

Sheva Vapne describes her mother's effort to find transportation through Russia.

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