Escaping The Nazis

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Amelie Holmstrum and her two sisters were 13 when they left their parents behind and got on a boat to the U.S. to escape the Nazis. The triplets had grown up in Vienna, fled to Paris, and eventually landed in Portland. Holmstrum is featured in the new Ken Burns documentary about the American Unitarian couple who helped thousands of people escape from Europe during the Holocaust. The documentary airs tonight on OPB TV.