Jewish puppeteer bridges gaps in Germany; Afghan refugee describes Taliban takeover

Jewish puppeteer bridges gaps in Germany; Afghan refugee describes Taliban takeover

By NPR

Here & Now Anytime

Thursday, 17 February

In October, Massachusetts welcomed its first Afghan refugee family — a young couple and their nearly 2-year-old son. Here & Now producer Karyn Miller-Medzon is among the volunteers helping the family navigate the cultural and bureaucratic complexities of life in the U.S. But all the steps forward with their new lives don't erase the trauma they experienced — or their fears for the loved ones they left behind. And Shlomit Tripp, founder of the Berlin-based Bubales Puppet Theater, talks about her work using puppet shows to bridge cultural divides between Jews and non-Jews in Germany.
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