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Migration

Although my parents both were born and raised in New Jersey, they grew up in very different environments.  My Mom was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and my Dad was born and raised in Livingston, NJ.  My Mom remembers taking trains and subways to get to school as a child, and seeing […]

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My father Carl Freed and my mother Jennifer Zolten Freed both grew up in very different environments across the country. My dad was born in Los Angeles, California. He was the middle child; he had an older brother and a younger sister. They grew up together and all went to the same high school. Every […]

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Migration Story

It all started when my grandparents journeyed from Italy to America. Each of the four came from different places and at different stages in their lives, but all stories are similar in that it was not easy at first. They came with very little money and had a lot of difficulty finding a job at […]

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My Migration

My mother, Francyne Mary Federici, was born in April 1959. Her mother and father raised her and two other daughters, Linda and Arie. My mom was the middle child. She grew up in Newark New Jersey, where she was born, but moved to Essex Fells when she was 14. She attended a catholic all girls’ […]

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Migration Story

My parents migration story is quite interesting. My parents come from two completely different areas in the U.S. My mom was born in Houston, Texas, and my dad was born in Buffalo, New York. These cities are almost polar opposites of each other but my parents somehow, throughout there journeys managed to meet each other. […]

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