Making Contact: Uncovering the Refugee Experience & Healing Through Storytelling (Encore)

This week’s Making Contact episode is about two strong women who survived historic trauma, and the stories they later told their families.

We start with the story of Katie Wilson. Born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Kiev, Ukraine, she grew up safe and comfortable – until the Russian Revolution. After holding it close for years to protect the next generation, she tells the story of the family she lost to her granddaughter.

Then we hear about Helen Zia’s experience as a Chinese-American and her mother’s story fleeing Mao’s Chinese Revolution. After years of silence in response to questions on the subject, Zia’s mother finally shares her story and the burden of her trauma with her daughter.

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