Holocaust Survivors Become Naturalized US Citizens
Hannah Townsend (R) congratulates Ida Dancyger after she became a U.S. citizen at a naturalization ceremony September 17, 2013 in New York City. She and her husband Kenneth Dancyger became Americans at a ceremony held at the New York Public Library today. Kenneth, a professor at the New York University film school, was born in the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp in 1945. He and his parents survived the Holocaust and eventually immigrated to Canada, where he later met Ida. During WWII, Ida's parents fled the Nazi occupation of Poland to the Soviet Kazakhstan, where she was born, and eventually moved to Canada. She is a psychiatrist and academic.