Now in paperback, Uncommon Journey is the true story of a Jewish brother and sister who fled their native Austria in September 1938, a week before war broke out. Destination? Shanghai. Uncommon Journey addresses the universal issues of persecution and the will to survive. This unique memoir is told by siblings ten years apart who share very different memories, often of the same events. The truth becomes a mosaic with many facets, creating a moving portrait of a family uprooted.
Deborah Strobin has been active on the fundraising front, having organized the largest gala in US history for stem-cell research. Mrs. Strobin lives in San Francisco. Her brother, Ilie Wacs, studied art and became a celebrated coat designer; his paintings are often shown in NY galleries. He lives in NYC and Eastern Long Island.