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June 21, 2017

Becoming American: The Rajcan Story

Many immigrants have a familiar story to tell about their experiences—a new land and language, unrelenting hard work, becoming Americans while keeping native traditions, and often tragedy. The Rajcan family embodied all of these and more.

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June 16, 2017

Local Families, Global Mysteries: Offering Hope and Haven to German Jews

The Eric Moses papers also speak to the difficulty in arranging Jewish emigration from Germany and other European countries. While Marcia escaped Russian- and Japanese-occupied China before the outbreak of World War II, Eric Moses was working to get Jews out of Germany during the height of Hitler’s power.

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June 14, 2017

Local Families, Global Mysteries: Tangled Family Ties, Linking Pittsburgh & Manchuria

The narrative of the Marcia Robbins collection has all the hallmarks of an epic novel: full of lost love, political intrigue, wild speculation, and an around-the-world journey to reunite with a missing father.

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