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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/

Scholastic offers IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? for only $4

Scholastic is offering $4 copies of IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? in the October YA Teens newsletter! It’s listed under “Want To Know More About WWII?” https://clubs.scholastic.com/…/dw87071abd/categories/4_2/4_…

Review of STUMBLING ON HISTORY

“This is a very good (and very important) book about a girl…who lost everything to war and had to start anew in America as a refugee in the 1940s, and her return to the land she once loved…I highly recommend this book for school libraries, public libraries, Holocaust Studies classrooms and resource rooms, and for …

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Found in my mother’s basement

Another remarkable find from the archeological dig in my mother’s basement — her German family’s book of Hebrew prayers that was published in 1872. My great-grandfather wrote his name on the first page, Maier Westerfeld; the year, 1906; and the name of the town, Stockstadt. My mother remembers her parents stuffing the little book in …

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Rick Kogan interviews FSC and book designer Tom Greensfelder on “After Hours” WGN- Radio 720

After Hours with Rick Kogan: Musicians and more from the new Allstate Skyline Studios  

New and Topical: THREE STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY

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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