Fern Schumer Chapman

Thank you, HIAS!!!

Thank you, HIAS, for saving my mom from Nazi Germany in 1938. She was only 12 years old and no other country would take her or her family. Your Children’s Bureau brought her to America. Her parents were murdered.   https://www.facebook.com/HIASrefugees/


At the age of 12, Gerda Katz fled Nazi Germany and came to America all by herself. Decades before the label gained recognition, she became what’s now know as an “unaccompanied minor.” Gerda’s story of family separation reflects the dislocating trauma, culture shock, and excruciating loneliness many unaccompanied minor immigrants experience. As Gerda becomes an …

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New WGN-Radio studios

Here’s what you don’t see when you listen to the radio — the view from the new WGN-radio studios on Wacker Drive in Chicago. I was on Rick Kogan’s “After Hours” show last night. I’ll post the link to the podcast soon.

Thank you, Laura Bush!

We, the children of Holocaust survivors and refugees, know all too well the lifelong, psychological devastation of a child’s early separation from his or her parents.   https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/06/18/it-is-immoral-former-first-lady-laura-bush-criticizes-the-separation-of-migrant-children-from-their-parents/23461456/

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