Stephan Lewy and his Jewish family were able to flee that nation just after Kristallnacht in 1938, but he eventually returned to Europe as part of the U.S. Army.
A pipe organ composer from Taiwan, found a home in Buffalo
Dr. Peilun Vicky Chang has played pipe organ at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church for 16 years now. The internationally renowned musician and composer has come a long way.
Making Buffalo Home
Watch | "A Show of Hands" with Artist, Htein Lin
As part of WNED|WBFO's Making Buffalo Home project, this video features Aung Myat Thu, one of several former Burmese political prisoners who now call Buffalo, NY home and were willing to add their hands to Htein Lin's growing exhibit "A Show of Hands."
WBFO | Making Buffalo Home
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit created by a Burmese artist who, along with hundreds of subjects he has met through his project, are former political prisoners.
The debate over immigration reveals a wide divide in the national conversation. While some argue foreign-born workers are taking American jobs, others cite economic numbers disput
Buffalo immigrants and refugees gathered in front of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library this weekend to share their stories of arrivals and departures through art.
A diverse group of young women is learning about computer coding. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it's a program designed for immigrant and refugee students.
t’s been a long journey for Pausa Art House co-owner Lazara Martinez who grew up in Cuba before coming to America. Now, her live music venue has become a hot spot for touring.
A language specialist in the Buffalo Public school district says the biggest challenge for refugee students is communicating with their fellow classmates.
A former refugee from Russia is teaching immigrant and refugee adults English. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley said she is one of the teachers at the Buffalo Public Schools.
Buffalo Public Schools have added so many immigrants to the student population, the district now has 84 languages spoken in the hallways and 125 teachers have been added.
New students from other countries continue to arrive in Buffalo. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with some refugee teenagers, now attending Lafayette International.
If you want to see how refugees are changing Buffalo, N.Y., the West Side Bazaar is a good place to start. It's an incubator for immigrant-owned businesses.
Dr. Shibly, a native of Syria, has previously teamed with colleagues in the program Miles for Smiles to provide care to refugees and others affected by violence.
Making Buffalo Home is a two-year, in-depth WNED | WBFO engagement initiative to inform and raise awareness of immigration for our entire community. The project aims to help the region develop a better understanding of the shared opportunities and challenges we face together as long-time residents and new immigrants and refugees.
Making Buffalo Home is funded by Rich Products Corporation and Rich Family Foundation.