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  • Hi! My name is Bracha Emunan Aarons and i am 14 years old. I am pictured above with my parents and we live in Germany. There has been talk that my parents and I are trying to leave Germany and im scared to leave my home. 
  • Tomorrow is the day that my mom and I are leaving going to a place called the US. Were suppose to be going to an island with a name of Ellis. My papa has to stay behind to keep up with our bread shop. My mama is hopeful that well be reunited. 
  • My mama finally tells me why were leaving to America. She says we left because of the persecution, restrictive laws and economic hardship in Germany. She also says we looked to America as an antidote compared to what we endure in Germany. 
  • It feels like I've been on this boat for forever! but my mama tells me were almost there. I can also tell shes nervous since its a new country. She thinks since were Jewish that we wont fit in. 
  • We have finally arrived to America and Ellis Island is HUGE and has so many people Jewish like me!
  • First we had tp leave our bags in a baggage room then head to the Registry Room for inspection. 
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