This Explainer presents statistics on migration around the world and defines key terms such as migrant, refugee, and asylum seeker.
Students, though they often study immigration in school, rarely get the opportunity to share their own stories of immigration – or to do so on film.
So a Facing History and Ourselves teacher and a filmmaker set out to change that.
Tammie Schnitzer said of the hate literature that blanketed her community:
"Where do I stop it? Do I stop it when there’s a swatiska on the synagogue? Do I stop it when the synagogue gets bombed? I want to stop it now!"
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Zezette Larsen was born on February 21, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. Zezette enjoyed being close to her assimilated, French-speaking Jewish grandparents in pre-World War II Belgium as well as spending school vacations with her Dutch grandparents in Amsterdam, Holland.