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Hurricane Katrina Evacuation Story of Helen Zerlin Sperling

This is the story of my mother Helen Zerlin Sperling's evacuation from New Orleans on August 29th, 2005 and going forward until the time we recorded it. It is submitted by me, her daughter, Janet Zerlin Fagan of Newton, MA, originally a native of New Orleans, on July 30, 2008.

Helen Zerlin Sperling Talk at Jewish Community Day School (JCDS)

Helen Zerlin Sperling from uptown New Orleans, mother of Janet Zerlin Fagan of Newton Highlands, left New Orleans on Sunday, Aug. 28th with 3 other older Jewish residents. They drove to Lake Charles, Dallas, Tulsa, and finally Newton where she stayed until Dec. 15th with Janet. This set of documents describe her talk to 3rd and 4th grade students at Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) in Watertown, where her granddaughter Abigail, then 13, was an 8th grader. Included are a report from the...