'You've come home'

My dad was born in Russia. His family faced violence and persecution as Jews. To find a freer life, they came to America in the early 1900s.

When my dad was of age, World War II had started. He joined the army in gratitude to America for giving his family refuge. He was sent overseas and then discharged near the end of the war as a decorated but badly wounded hero. I was born a few years later. From the time I was a small child, it was made clear to me what my family endured in defending their religious freedom as Jews.

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