70 years ago, after fleeing from Franco's wrath, concentration and detention camps in France, and the invading Nazis, my parents and I, departed from Europe in an old, leaky cargo boat originally outfitted for a crew of 12 to 16, bursting at the seams with almost 2,500 Spanish refugees like us. My father had war wounds and had lost the sight of one eye. The boat was called The Winnipeg. The rescue operation was arranged by Pablo Neruda. Read More
2,500 Refugees in a Cargo Boat
September 12, 2009
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Nov 15, 2009 3:14 PM EST
Ojeando mi copia de Paradise se me ocurrió buscarla en la red y encontré su blog. Qué emocionante debe de haber sido la conmemoración del largo viaje que hizo de niña con sus padres y los miles de refugiados. Qué otros recuerdos guardará la memoria de su madre!
- Elena Tscherny
Jun 05, 2012 1:13 AM EDT
Motoko and I are glad to have met you in Florence. She said you had an impressive web site and I agree. What a life! What a set of accomplishments. And love your tweets.
- Dick Malott