Susan Finsen

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My mother fled Köln, Germany, a few hours after her family was threatened by Nazi Brown Shirts in May 1933. She was 10. She was also very, very lucky that her family had the means and connections to escape, obtain the limited "quota" visas, and go to NY where her grandparents could sponsor and support them. My mother is 94 now, has Alzheimers, and came from a family that would not discuss much of the past, but I am still having occasional conversations about her early life. I am grateful that this project propelled me to explore this part of our family history and help me create some new memories with my mother.