Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs share their startling tale of triumph. Strobin and her brother Wacs fled from Nazi Austria to the Shanghai Jewish ghetto. Hear their story of escape from Vienna to Shanghai to the U.S. during World War II and the ultimately uplifting tale of survival as seen through the eyes of two children with their different memories of the period that shaped their lives. Today, Strobin is a well-known San Francisco philanthropist, and Wacs is a highly successful fashion designer and prominent artist. Join these two as they tell their remarkable story and put a spotlight on a piece of Holocaust history that's not widely known.
Award-winning broadcast journalist Sydnie Kohara brings years of experience to her position as co-anchor of the CBS 5 Eyewitness News Early Edition, seen weekday mornings from 5-7am.
Kohara has lived all over the world she covers. She served as CNBC's international correspondent based out of NBC's London bureau, reporting on overseas financial markets. From Tokyo and Hong Kong to Frankfurt, Paris and London, Kohara provided the latest market news and information on Asian and European corporations for CNBC's "Today's Business", "Squawk Box" and "Market Watch". She also filed daily reports for NBC's "Early Today" and appeared on MSNBC, as well as WNBC in New York City and other NBC affiliates nationwide.
Philanthropist; Co-author, An Uncommon Journey
Fashion Designer; Artist; Co-author, An Uncommon Journey
Siblings Debora Strobin and Ilie Wacs recall their escape from Nazi-Occupied Austria to Shanghai, China -- a tale described in detail in their book "An Uncommon Journey: From Vienna to Shanghai to America."