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How my family became refugees after WWII: 52.520007, 13.404954
The Kurdish refugee crisis took me to Kurdistan in 1991: 36.206293, 44.008870
Hiding in a cave as Saddam\'s planes attacked: 37.133389, 43.130989
Crossing from Gaza into Egypt in a smuggler\'s tunnel: 31.302022, 34.304810
Kurds greeted U.S. troops with flowers in 2003: 36.552188, 44.346771
Why Paul Bremer failed as a leader: 36.317338, 44.138260
Ensuring the U.S. did not try to disarm the Peshmerga in 2003: 36.031332, 44.527588
Addressing the traumas of genocide: 36.314216, 41.862443
Trying to rebuild the Yezidi community inside temporary camps: 36.974033, 42.849426
My family called for help as the Islamic State took over: 36.314216, 41.862443
The U.S. military arrested my father and locked him away for 22 months: 35.949559, 44.962103
The United States bombed my village before they hit Ansar al-Islam: 35.255660, 46.255982
Postponed indefinitely: cleaning up the Haitian earthquake: 18.594395, -72.307433
I quit my job to help my fellow Yezidis: 36.348868, 41.909409
I asked the UN Security Council to recognize a genocide: 40.750578, -73.968549
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!: 52.507593, 13.390369
A historic agreement between Kurds and Arabs - March 1970: 33.312168, 44.318848
Freedom of speech makes a brief appearance in Egypt: 30.044460, 31.235676
Falling in love with a Nazi prisoner of war: 48.255730, 13.044320
Sneaking across the wall dividing Jerusalem - with a pizza: 31.768456, 35.252380
Yasser Arafat insisted I eat egg whites: 31.898043, 35.204271
Witnessing the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis: 35.696284, 51.418491
Learning from Kurdistan about Catalonia\'s independence: 41.385064, 2.173403
Witnessing 1.5 million people demand independence from Spain: 41.392071, 2.181129
How I crossed into war-torn Syria from Iraq: 37.077093, 42.393494
Witnessing the bombing outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil: 36.235613, 43.989129
Think twice before leaving home: 48.187195, 16.373490
What was missing at the UN General Assembly: 40.749041, -73.967699
I witnessed the beginning of the insurgency in Kurdistan after Saddam: 35.465576, 44.380392
Volunteering during the European refugee crisis - 2015: 48.187195, 16.373490
How people escape from the Islamic State\'s largest city, Mosul: 36.518466, 42.732697
Yezidi women are being sold as sex slaves by Islamic State fighters: 36.336700, 43.100052
Befriending a concentration camp survivor (Part 1): 48.257125, 14.500137
Befriending a concentration camp survivor (Part 2): 48.257125, 14.500137
Exploring a WWII concentration camp with survivors: 48.257125, 14.500137
A chance meeting with a Schindler\'s List survivor: 48.257125, 14.500137
Surviving Nepal\'s worst earthquake since 1934: 27.828754, 85.169449
\'I felt the ground would crack open and erupt like a volcano\': 27.780022, 85.277421
I saved my granddaughter before our roof collapsed: 27.780022, 85.277421
Bracing for an attack on Washington after Pearl Harbor: 38.907192, -77.036871
I was the last Westerner to speak to Khrushchev: 55.755826, 37.617300
We tried to confuse the Soviets as they took Prague: 50.081023, 14.427992
After Chernobyl, the Americans incinerated my jeans: 50.450100, 30.523400
Meeting the “Father of Isis” in rebel-controlled Syria: 36.383814, 38.867594
Liberating Kobane is one thing, rebuilding another: 36.890343, 38.350011
When ISIS launched a surprise attack on Kurdistan: 36.239843, 43.648682
Lost in Mosul, right before the Islamic State arrived: 36.356648, 43.164000
My brother gave his eye for Barzani: 36.670484, 45.046434
“If they can kill him, there is no hope”: 45.668555, 13.104086
When the first Balkan refugees arrived in our class: 45.668555, 13.104086
Discovering secret anti-Soviet guerrillas: 39.223902, 9.122095
Witnessing the liberation of Sinjar: 36.314216, 41.862443
Why couldn’t they protect Borsellino?: 38.115688, 13.361267
Chemical weapons smelled like fruit: 35.165500, 45.989608
We would be killed at the hospital: 36.239097, 44.885550
Surviving Saddam\'s napalm attack: 35.165500, 45.989608
I wondered where they would shoot me: 35.165500, 45.989608
A minute can be an eternity: 27.717245, 85.323960
Sleeping outside during the aftershocks: 27.717245, 85.323960
Fuel crisis hit harder than the earthquake: 28.394857, 84.124008
The human cost of the fuel crisis : 28.394857, 84.124008
Kurdistan, united to fight: 36.905980, 38.391724
Looking for the person that saved us from Auschwitz: 47.497912, 19.040235
Saving Jewish women from the Nazis by marrying them: 43.296482, 5.369780
A Polish orphan\'s survival story: 51.919438, 19.145136
Tragic letter from couple who bought Hitler\'s art: 48.208174, 16.373819
I rescued 7 families from the Islamic State: 36.314216, 41.862443
Watching the Yemeni coup d\'état--from inside the presidential palace!: 15.369445, 44.191007
I was arrested for celebrating Newroz: 36.340572, 43.769531
The legacy of Holodomor: 49.233083, 28.468217
A chaotic year after a megaquake: 27.717245, 85.323960
Becoming an Iraqi refugee in Jordan: 31.956578, 35.945695
WWI is not yet over in the Middle East: 43.815967, 7.776057
Escaping the bombing of Belgrade in WWII: 44.786568, 20.448922
Removing WWII mines from Hungary: 49.839683, 24.029717
We have black radishes in our blood: 51.498200, 31.289350
Regardless of religion, we were all Ukrainian: 49.251810, 24.498791
Six nations trained the Peshmerga: 36.206293, 44.008870
My grandma\'s Holodomor experience: 48.464717, 35.046183
Antisemitism in Budapest during WWII: 47.497912, 19.040235
My selfie with Mulla Mustafa Barzani: 33.312806, 44.361488
The outpouring of support for Kurdish refugees: 37.000633, 35.423292
Perhaps the fastest refugee return in history: 36.867905, 42.948857
Rebuilding villages in Northern Iraq: 36.410339, 44.387195
Surviving a terrible winter: 36.410339, 44.387195
Dutch military food was the best: 36.738884, 42.330322
Iraq\'s sudden divide: 36.356648, 43.164000
Kurdistan\'s four conflicts in 1995: 36.206293, 44.008870
The war created a new future for Kurdistan: 36.597889, 44.362793
Rest and relaxation in Iraq\'s north: 36.552188, 44.346771
Hiding in a cellar at end of WWII: 47.497912, 19.040235
Nazi torture drove my grandfather crazy: 45.267135, 19.833550
I was too young to realise what was happening: 51.516667, -0.050000
My experience as a WWII evacuee: 51.810437, -0.028177
The moment I became a WW2 evacuee: 51.487627, -0.267173
The first time I was evacuated: 51.655632, -0.516183
The second family I was evacuated to: 51.908454, 0.032786
9/11: Should I go to school?: 33.501693, -117.662551
Contact with my family whilst I was an evacuee: 51.908454, 0.032786
I was treated like a servant by my host family: 51.908454, 0.032786
The family I worked with helped me to escape: 51.908454, 0.032786
Travel was never the same: 29.531197, -98.468348
I used to work in the World Trade Center: 37.785228, -122.404389
9/11: I knew the towers would collapse: 41.136740, -73.283487
The terror event that never was: 40.641311, -73.778139
What East Germans bought after the Wall fell: 52.507593, 13.390369
My plane caught on fire: 28.291564, -16.629130
I remember the second crash live on TV: 45.458626, 9.181873
\'Bad men attacking our country\': 38.907192, -77.036871
\'It was a crazy day. I will never forget it.\': 40.931210, -73.898747
I didn\'t understand the gravity of 9/11: 40.728224, -73.794852
\'It was a day of silence\': 40.938154, -73.832078
Impact became clear years later: 25.432080, -100.983661
We were told not to use mobile phones: 38.834367, -77.311585
I woke up to the news on my radio alarm: -33.868820, 151.209296
9/11: I wondered how evil people could be: 60.169856, 24.938379
Checkpoint Charlie as the Berlin Wall fell: 52.507593, 13.390369
Visiting an East German museum as the wall fell: 52.521183, 13.396900
1989: Packed a hammer to fly to Berlin: 52.505022, 13.439695
I thought I was watching a Bruce Willis film: 1.355379, 103.867744
I sympathize with the victims: 34.555349, 69.207486
Human life has no nationality: 52.612200, 39.598123
\'Something I wouldn\'t want to remember\': 40.712784, -74.005941
\'People were trying to kill us\': 40.712784, -74.005941
\'It was very scary as a child\': 38.232417, -122.636652
Returning home from London and hearing about the attacks: 51.589020, -0.555260
We thought the world was ending: 40.396801, -74.091598
9/11: Different reactions across NYC: 40.809119, -73.963966
Strange new tourism after 9/11: 40.707373, -74.004783
9/11 from Syria: my father rushed in to watch Al Jazeera: 36.202105, 37.134260
The worst of Hollywood became reality : 49.006890, 8.403653
After 9/11 I cancelled my trip to the USA: 49.006890, 8.403653
9/11: I was concerned by the response: 59.858564, 17.638927
British sing US national anthem 9/11: 51.499119, -0.164439
Losing a friend on 9/11: 40.712784, -74.005941
9/11: A day without classical music: 40.844782, -73.864827
9/11: I was worried about how I would be perceived : 51.656923, -0.194925
9/11: A day of lost and dead silence: 40.728224, -73.794852
I didn\'t believe the person who told me: 41.325097, -73.527759
9/11 and my career: 41.008238, 28.978359
The US began a war on terror: 41.008238, 28.978359
9/11: A woman collapsed in my arms: 40.762468, -73.981557
Stuck in limbo after 9/11 attacks: 40.643948, -73.782351
Leaving NYC after 9/11: 33.941589, -118.408530
Extra security screenings because of birthplace: 32.715738, -117.161084
My teacher\'s 9/11 statement made a lasting impression: 51.621440, -3.943646
\'We gathered our gear and went north\': 40.176436, -74.631660
\'The optimism of the 90s died that day\': 32.085300, 34.781768
Watching the attacks at my birthday party: 8.524139, 76.936638
9/11: My first reaction was anger: -33.872126, 151.081238
9/11: It was hard to understand at first: 50.356943, 7.588996
9/11: I remember exactly where I was: 48.035449, 14.496906
It felt weird to just continue with our lives: 52.145645, 8.054213
“Are you interested in politics?”: 51.220226, 6.793006
\'It was an attack on the world\': 52.307687, 4.767424
Netherlands too small to be a target: 52.370216, 4.895168
A strange coincidence on 9/11: 41.902783, 12.496366
9/11: I remember the face of Mohamed Atta: 36.654696, 44.537808