Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs Extended Interview

Watch more of Kim Lawton’s interview with Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs, co-authors of An Uncommon Journey: From Vienna to Shanghai to America, a Brother and Sister Escape to Freedom During World War II. They describe their memories of living in Shanghai, an incident when American planes accidentally dropped a bomb in the Jewish ghetto, and the impact of those times on their lives.


  • shelley henner

    I really enjoyed listening to Ilie and Deborah as my parents are also Shanghai refugees, my father from Berlin and my mother from Vienna. My late uncle, Henry Sattler, was actually a good friend of Ilie Wacs in Shanghai and New York. If it would be possible to forward my contact information to Mr. Wacs I’d be most appreciative.