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Sarah Popowski: "I don't know what to tell you to do."

Sarah Popowski describes how her mother made the decision to leave her village and go to a labor camp as a volunteer rather than be rounded up by the Nazis.

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Sarah Popowski: These Are Life and Death Decisions

Sarah Popowski describes how her mother got onto a transport to a labor camp in order to avoid deportation from her village by the Nazis.

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Herbert Kohn: Father's Arrest

Herbert Kohn describes his father's arrest during Kristallnacht or the "Night of Broken Glass."

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Herbert Kohn: "My life changed completely"

Herbert Kohn describes how his childhood changed after being expelled from public school.

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Rochelle Lawrence: "Right in the heart of Tel Aviv"

Rochelle Lawrence describes life in Tel Aviv, where her family lived upon moving to Palestine in 1936.

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Rochelle Lawrence: "The start of a good life"

Rochelle Lawrence describes her family's journey by ship from Palestine to the United States, where family members welcomed them in New York City.

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Rochelle Lawrence: "A little shtetl"

Rochelle Lawrence describes her early life in Janów Podlaski, a small town in eastern Poland.

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Rochelle Lawrence: Leaving Poland

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

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Rochelle Lawrence: Palestine

Rochelle Lawrence describes her father Lazar's reasons for moving to Palestine on his own in 1932.

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Rochelle Lawrence: Bomb Scares

Rochelle Lawrence describes food shortages and bombings in Tel Aviv during the Arab revolt against British rule starting in 1936.

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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: 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: The Holocaust

Rochelle Lawrence describes the impact of the Holocaust on family members who remained in Poland.

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Rochelle Lawrence: "This is not a place for Jews."

Rochelle Lawrence describes the antisemitic attack that motivated her family to leave Poland for Palestine, where her father gained citizenship by 1936.

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Gitte Toben: Rescue of the Danish Jews

Gitte Toben discusses efforts to save over 7,000 Jews in Denmark during World War II.

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Gitte Toben: "New passport, new ID, new name"

Gitte Toben describes the process of "going underground" in the Danish resistance during World War II.

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