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(CBS Miami)   "She was alone, she was pregnant ... She had to cross five countries, continents, an ocean, gunships, submarines, bombings, and more to get her kids safely here" to escape WWII Europe   (miami.cbslocal.com) divider line
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2021-01-24 3:17:48 PM  
Therapy? - Stories
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2021-01-24 4:51:44 PM  
Never forget.

Never again.
 
2021-01-24 4:51:51 PM  
But did she have to wear a MASK???
 
2021-01-24 4:56:18 PM  
Illegal immigrants, she and her family were just anchor babying that pregnancy to take govt handouts.

If she wanted to get to the USA so bad she could've used official channels like everyone else!

Oh wait she was white? No problem maam
 
2021-01-24 5:00:49 PM  
Ella Fitzgerald?  I thought she hid out in the attic and built that aeroplane that she used to fly blindly (ifr being but a fevered dream of demented scientists) to Pago Pago.
 
2021-01-24 5:05:01 PM  
My friend's story includes traveling eight time zones from Poland to Siberia to escape the Nazis, going to school uphill both ways, through the snow and blizzards weren't as scary as the wolves.   Of course she wrote a book, she's a published author.    At least the Soviets honored their own soldiers who fought in WWI, even if they couldn't give them a passport they at least let them escape.
 
2021-01-24 5:07:46 PM  
"I've gotten emails from Russians, from Cubans, from people who said 'that's my grandmother'," Lazega shared, adding that "there are not too many stories where a grandmother or a grandparent is the hero, so that resonated."


they just want a cut of the book deal
 
2021-01-24 5:09:39 PM  

Father_Jack: Illegal immigrants, she and her family were just anchor babying that pregnancy to take govt handouts.

If she wanted to get to the USA so bad she could've used official channels like everyone else!

Oh wait she was white? No problem maam


Why didn't she stay where she was and worked to make her country a better place to live, and not burden us with her problems?
 
2021-01-24 5:10:21 PM  
Also,

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2021-01-24 5:32:17 PM  
Cage her
 
2021-01-24 5:39:50 PM  

LarryDan43: Cage her


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2021-01-24 5:49:24 PM  
I went to high school with a kid whose parents escaped Hungary during the 1956 revolution. Theirs was a somewhat similar trip across the Alps.
 
2021-01-24 5:55:21 PM  

Father_Jack: Illegal immigrants, she and her family were just anchor babying that pregnancy to take govt handouts.

If she wanted to get to the USA so bad she could've used official channels like everyone else!

Oh wait she was white? No problem maam


Hopefully all the children were promptly separered from their parents!

Gotta stop those terror-caravans somehow.
 
2021-01-24 6:06:10 PM  
My family has some similar stories except the we escaping Stalin.

My dad had some written down, but we never found it after he died.
 
2021-01-24 6:08:51 PM  

big pig peaches: My family has some similar stories except the we escaping Stalin.

My dad had some written down, but we never found it after he died.


A good friend of mine escaped the USSR in 1959. He got out his whole family, parents and wife. What a story! They got out through Finland.
 
2021-01-24 6:11:59 PM  
Florida tag outranks Hero?
 
2021-01-24 6:25:03 PM  

MellowMauiMan: big pig peaches: My family has some similar stories except the we escaping Stalin.

My dad had some written down, but we never found it after he died.

A good friend of mine escaped the USSR in 1959. He got out his whole family, parents and wife. What a story! They got out through Finland.


I don't remember my grandmother's story well, I just remember is was a rather complicated escape route she took with her brother.

The story I do remember is her other brother. He was already conscripted into the Russia version of the merchant marines. Jews had to serve many years longer (I forget the numbers) than other Russian citizens. They liked to only draft people who didn't know how to swim so they wouldn't jump ship.

My great uncle secretly learned how to swim and jumped off the ship in the New York harbor and swam ashore. This was the 30s, I think.

That's the story anyway.
 
2021-01-24 6:38:56 PM  

EnderWiggnz: Never forget.

Never again.


Holy shiat, that's an amazing story.
 
2021-01-24 6:49:23 PM  
London
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2021-01-24 7:31:55 PM  
She was welcomed then and she would be welcome now.
 
2021-01-24 7:38:56 PM  
A young girl's strange and erotic journey from Milan to Minsk
 
2021-01-24 7:51:45 PM  
Sorry, subby, I actually think you had a legitimate use of the Hero tag, but you blew it. Florida, ffs?!?
 
2021-01-24 9:09:47 PM  

uttertosh: Sorry, subby, I actually think you had a legitimate use of the Hero tag, but you blew it. Florida, ffs?!?


Not everything Florida is bad.

Don't you like manatees?
 
2021-01-24 9:42:38 PM  
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2021-01-24 10:40:07 PM  

Another Government Employee: I went to high school with a kid whose parents escaped Hungary during the 1956 revolution. Theirs was a somewhat similar trip across the Alps.


Like this, maybe?

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2021-01-25 5:33:45 AM  

AirForceVet: uttertosh: Sorry, subby, I actually think you had a legitimate use of the Hero tag, but you blew it. Florida, ffs?!?

Not everything Florida is bad.

Don't you like manatees?


Excuse me, but I think you'll find that accent from Cardiff, not Mantova.
 
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