Author Archives: Gretchen Kelly

The Immigrant Experience in Antwerp: First-hand Stories

  ast week we offered some details to a reader’s questions about what life was like for immigrants in the city of Antwerp prior to their departure.  Some travelers took the time to see the city as tourists as this … Continue reading

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NO ROOM AT THE INN: RED STAR LINE PASSENGER HOTELS

y own grandfather, coming from Austria to Antwerp to await his steerage passage on the Red Star Line would have most likely stayed in the bustling city for a day or more before his departure.  I often wondered what his … Continue reading

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