ABC News.com: WWII Refugees Send Letters of Hope and Compassion to Syrian Refugee Children

ABC News.com: WWII Refugees Send Letters of Hope and Compassion to Syrian Refugee Children

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Posted
3/16/16

Though it was nearly 70 years ago, Gunter Nitsch remembers clearly what life as a refugee was like. In 1949, he and his family were living in a refugee camp in Western Germany after World War II. Recently, Gunter wrote a letter of encouragement to a Syrian refugee, 8-year-old Zaher, who lives in Jordan with his family as part of a program created by CARE, dubbed Special Delivery. When Nitsch was first asked by CARE to participate in the project, he immediately wanted to help, he told ABC News. “Every time I watch the news and see refugee children, I feel sorry for them,” Nitsch said.

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Zaher, 8, and his family fled their home in Syria because of the war and now live as refugees in Jordan. Carey Wagner/CARE

 

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