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Unsafe at home

  • Featuring: Martha Marcus & Katy Abelson
  • Date Submitted: Sep 7, 2022
  • Location: California

Martha and her mother were living in Hungary when WWII broke out. To escape the Nazis, she and her mother were taken in by some kind people who hid then in their closet. Eventually they were discovered and sent to a concentration camp, where they suffered but survived. After the war they returned to Hungary, and soon immigrated to the United States where they felt they would be safer. Edit credit: Alison Jacques

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