Susan Lynn Meyer

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For Readers of Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Anti-Semitism in the United States in the 1940s

Anti-Semitism in the United States in the 1940s

A Guest Post by Catherine Maryse Anderson

 

Susan Lynn Meyer’s novel Skating With the Statue of Liberty opens in 1942 on board a transport ship bound for America. Gustave and his … Read More

Posted on 04/08/2017 09:12 pm | Leave a comment
 

Refugee’s Daughter: The Story Behind BLACK RADISHES and SKATING WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

I’m the daughter of a child refugee.

My widowed grandmother came here with her two children in November of 1942, making them among the last Jews to escape from Nazi-occupied France.  They had been helped by HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant … Read More

Posted on 02/20/2017 06:09 pm | 12 Comments