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Let me tell you myStory

HIAS preserves the stories of those who emigrated from the Soviet Union, the FSU, and other countries to provide insight into the struggles of generations of immigrants who now call America home. Contribute to this archive—be part of history—by telling your story now.

Recent stories

From Miracle to Miracle: My Grandmother's Story (Part Two)

Posted by Gary Dreyer on 03/06/13 at 10:43 pm

Aleksandra Gelfand immigrated from Petrozavodsk, Russia to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (and eventually New York City, NY) in October of 1992. This part of the story includes all her memories from after ...

The Story of Esther

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Posted by Victor Eydus on 03/06/13 at 1:06 am

The Story of Esther is my second play and the first one written in English. I happened to be a participant of the migration of Jewish people from Russia. American ...

Cold War

Posted by Diane Fisher on 03/06/13 at 12:50 am

On March 23, 1980, me, my husband and our two daughters said good-bye to our relatives, friends and coworkers and to our beloved Russia and boarded the plane St. Petersburg-Vienna. ...

Voice of Ladispoli

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Posted by Dina Kaganer on 03/04/13 at 10:11 pm

In 1989, Victor and his wife left Russia and came to Italy, where they lived in Ladispoli for seven months with their daughter, son-in-law, and newborn granddaughter. Victor worked as ...

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Posted by Alex Shatnyy on 03/03/13 at 10:34 pm

 «Однажды, в студеную зимнюю пору, мы из дому вышли; был сильный мороз» -...

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Krum gallery

View artwork from immigrant & refugee artists and our Poster Contest winners.

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myStory Blog

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