refugee experience

Lisbon to New York—with a detour to Havana

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The Ringel family crossed from Lisbon on the SS Guine—but their entry to the U.S. was anything but routine.

Motives for mercy—the consuls of Toulouse

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In July 1940, consular officials from three nations conspired to open an escape route for Jews out of occupied France. Why did they do it?

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If walls could talk—75 years in a Parisian villa

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If walls could talk, the plasterwork at 31 rue de la Saussaye, Neuilly-sur-Seine, would have interesting tales to tell: Insider dealings in the French jewelry trade. Swank cocktail parties for the Nazi elite. A rough-cut Jewish jeweler and his ebullient new wife. Where Henry Kissinger met Le Duc Tho. Here is the story of one prestigious address over 75 years of history.

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