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Stories of Survival: Finding Refuge in Cincinnati

RefugeeConnect (Junior League of Cincinnati)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Stories of Survival: Finding Refuge in Cincinnati
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A Speaker Series presented in partnership with

the Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education and RefugeeConnect



Hear the first-hand account of a Bosnian refugee who was ten years old when the Serbian army confiscated her family’s possessions, bombed their home, and transported them to concentration camps. While her father died in the camps, she and her mother managed to flee the country and begin their long refugee journey, which eventually led them to their new home in the Tri-State area.

The most recent estimates suggest that around 100,000 people were killed during the Bosnian War, and over 2.2 million people displaced, making it the most devastating conict in Europe since the end of World War II.






Participate in a conversational dialogue with a student who escaped the hostile regime in Burma as an ten year-old child along with her two siblings. With a paid guide, they made their Burma-Thailand-Malaysia escape by car, boat, and foot, and reunited with their parents in a refugee camp where they lived as a family for two years before being granted refugee status and resettling in the U.S.

Burmese residents fleeing religious and ethnic persecution have become the biggest refugee group arriving in the U.S. Many Burmese are Christians in a Buddhist majority country, and almost all are from minority ethnic groups. 





Connect with a Burundi refugee who spent much of his childhood confined to a camp with only the most basic resources before being safely resettled in the United States, and is now pursuing his education at a Cincinnati university.

Hundreds of thousands of families from the central African nation of Burundi are fleeing violence, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture, and persecution. Many Burundi refugees are children who arrive at camps unaccompanied and separated from their families. 


Have questions about Stories of Survival: Finding Refuge in Cincinnati? Contact RefugeeConnect (Junior League of Cincinnati)

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The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education
8401 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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