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  • There are so many juicy tidbits in Hannah's story. For example, Hannah's grandmother, (who worked for a Jewish organization during the war) once helped David Ben-Gurion pick out a bathrobe for his wife because he had "no style or taste." Hannah's grandmother met her husband an American soldier while working for the Red Cross. She knew that there was "a nice Jewish boy," at the Red Cross and decided she needed a plan to get his attention. So she tripped him. It worked. Her grandmother was one of the first war brides to come to the states. This woman was no wallflower; she was full of life and looms large in Hannah's life.

     I edited the audio because although Hannah had lots of stories about her grandmother, and her immigration to the U.S. this is a story about love. How many 23 year olds keep their grandmother's letter in their wallet?

    I produced this story as part of "What I Carried" a project created by Feet in 2 Worlds to explore immigration to the U.S. through objects that symbolize migration.
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