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Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home

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A determined group of German-Jewish refugees left behind well established lives and most of their possessions to immigrate to Chicago in the late 1930s. There, they set out to create a supportive community for themselves and other German, Austrian and Czech Jews fleeing Nazi persecution. They ultimately founded Selfhelp, an organization providing temporary housing, food, English classes, job placement and, in 1950, a residential home for elderly emigres and Holocaust survivors.


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