Maral Chinbat asks her father, Chinbat Manibazar about his life.

In this interview, conducted in Mongolian and in November 2018 in Chicago, IL, Maral Chinbat (16) asks her father, Chinbat Manibazar (53) about his life. Asking him about his childhood, Manibazar recounts his days of living in communist Mongolia and...

Escaping from the Nazis

“My grandmother didn’t want to leave, and my mother, very bravely at age 24 went back to Prague and got her mother and her younger sister Mimi out of Prague with great difficulty… on the last train before Hitler marched...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

During my interview with my grandmother, we mainly discussed childhood information, her family, our Czech traditions and roots, and of course finally myself included.

Defecting from Czechoslovakia with Irene Rosen and Kristin Koznarsky

Irene Rosen defected from Czechoslovakia at 11 years old. Her family’s clever escape from the Communist regime showcases the trials and tribulations of immigrants in the 1970’s. She reflects on her experience and elaborates on her unique story.