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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: 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: "And they took down the Nazi flag."

Susan Berman discusses what her aunt told her about life aboard the St. Louis and how the crew treated the passengers.

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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: "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: The Captain's Appeal

Susan Berman describes the captain of the St. Louis's appeal to nations to let them come to port to unload passengers.

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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: "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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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: "My Daughter Started a Family"

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

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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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Joanna Kimling Stubbs: "He lectured a lot."

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

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