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The Crossing


I came to Lesbos to listen and to learn. I wanted to see firsthand what the crossing was like for these refugees -- to hear their stories and their hopes for the future. I'll try to give them a voice. And to help the many volunteers -- local and international -- who are giving their time and energy during this crisis. I also came here to honor my grandfather who left Italy for America at 15 to escape the war.

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