Miriam Mörsel Nathan

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1937 Zdena & Marek Mörsel are married in Prague.  1939-40 Marek escapes Nazi persecution and eventually finds refuge in Sosua, Dominican Republic.  1940 The plan is for Zdena to follow but she cannot get a visa to leave and is forced to remain in Prague.  Marek tries to get papers for her to come to the D.R., to no avail.  1942 Zdena is deported to Terezin.  1945 World War II ends.  Zdena & Marek’s families in Europe have been decimated.  Zdena returns to Prague & sends a cable to Marek’s aunt in America informing her that she has survived.  Marek’s aunt contacts him & tells him that Zdena is alive.  1946 It takes a year to arrange for Zdena to come to the D.R. After 7 years separated by war, Zdena & Marek are reunited in the Dominican Republic. 1948 With hope for a safe and better future, Zdena, Marek and their baby Mirjam emigrate to America…