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In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Chantilly, Virginia, Yara Alsakbani (15) interviews her Grandpa, Atah Awwad (61) about his childhood in Palestine, and his life afterwards in Syria. In addition to his childhood, Atah talks about his life...
15 year old daughter, Noora, asks her 46 year old mom, Ahlam, about some of the best lessons she’s learned, as well as the life experiences that taught her them. Some of these lessons including the importance of education, generosity,...
Mariela Shaker (30) talks with StoryCorps' Syma Mohammed (33) about her education as a violinist and coming to the United States to continue studying music when she had to leave Syria. She recalls helping her family leave Syria, people who...
Abier Najm(46) speaks to her son, Omar Abdalla(15), about her childhood life. She speaks about the struggles she went through living in an oppressive society in fear of the government and how she pushed through it. Both funny and sad,...
Ameer Baroudi [no age given] is interviewed by his friend Ahmed "Flex" Omar [no age given] about his journey moving from Syria to the United States to pursue his higher education in dental medicine, the challenges he faced as an...
Friends Issa Aldabaan (36) and True Wolff (74) share memories of their friendship since Issa arrived to the United States from Syria.
Alta Schwartz (54) interviews her friend Jihan Hasan (48) about her journey coming to the United States and her life here.
River Hagg (47) shares his story with new friend Hazel Diaz (36). They discuss River's time in the Navy, his documentary work, his time in Syria, the origins of his name, and what it's like to return to civilian life.
My father tells me about how working hard and being flexible to different cultures and lifestyles is valuable in life, how he wants me to find happiness and be happy, and recounts his experiences. Immigrating from Venezuela to Syria to...
Interview with my grandma who came here from Syria. She was a college professor for 30 years, and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.
Diane Codde (78) speaks to her granddaughter Michelle Velez (30) shared family history and stories of her life, career, and children.
I interviewed my uncle, Wael Yacoub. He talked about his childhood and what he has learned. I learned a lot of important things about him. He shared a lot of valuable lessons and memories with me.
Ashe [No Name Given] (41) talks with her father, Robert "Rob" [No Name Given] (71), about his childhood in Troy, New York, and being part of an Armenian American family.
Zainab Khan (31) interviews Alaa Basatneh (23) about her work as an activist for human rights in Syria.
Lucy Murillo (29) and Tawfik Abbasi (26), who work together in the swim program at the YMCA, share their stories of how they became involved with teaching swimming and also discuss Tawfik's and Lucy's parents' immigration stories.
Theresa Taken (72) talks with her daughter Emily Taken-Vertz (28) about growing up in rural Iowa, being adventurous, going to college, traveling the world, and becoming a lawyer after being a social worker in the South Bronx.
I interviewed my grandmother for a sophomore American History class about how she came to this country and her journey.
Steve Desroches (48) talks to Hannah Clager (32) about her experiences traveling and studying abroad, in particular the intersection of art and human rights, and how it led her to her current work with Crisis Action, an organization that works...
Zubair Rushk and Etan Shukri, married Syrian refugees, adopted Daniel and Joyce Romm as their American parents after a chance meeting prompted by a newspaper article.
Ismael was born in Syria in 1957 and had to immigrate to the United States at the age of 21 because he was wanted by the goverment.
Kalid Loul (32) talks to his colleague, Ahmed Flex Omar (38), about his childhood in New Jersey, living in Syria from the ages of 10-14, the difference in education between the US and Syria, his career interests, and starting his...