This fundraiser is for the "2018 Run for Refugees" 5K in New Haven on Feb 5 2018.
My grandmothers Eugenie & Ursula were refugees at the end of WWII. In 1945 they both lived in former German regions that were taken back by Poland. Both had together 5 kids (5 yo and younger) among them my Mom (born on Jan 27 1945, which is by the way the day when the Ausschwitz camp was liberated) and my Dad a little over 2 years old. Both families had to enter trains and had no idea where they would end up. They did not know Germany, Eugenie did not even speak German. Both had to leave family behind. Both were without their husbands who were war prisoners somewhere ..... and they made it. Why? Because they were helped. More or less voluntarily by German families who themselves struggled.
I am fundraising hoping that this will help some refugee families struggle a bit less.
Thanks for your support!