Holocaust survivor Laureen Nussbaum unveils new book

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Mon, 10/14/2019 - 5:45pm to 6:00pm
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Longtime Portland resident and Holocaust survivor Laureen Nussbaum has a new book, "Shedding our Stars, the story of Hans Calmeyer and how he saved thousands of families like mine," which details how a German bureaucrat saved over 3,700 Jews in Amsterdam from certain death by declaring some part of their lineage non-Jewish. In Laureens's case, it was her mother, and that change saved her from deportation. 

Laureen sits down with KBOO's Althea Billings to discuss her book, her history as a refugee and the parallels to today. 

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