Mouhanad A. Al-Rifay

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Mouhanad A. Al-Rifay is the co-founder and program director of SANAD. He was a political asylee from Syria and recently received his American citizenship. Mouhanad is a global citizen. He currently works in Washington, DC and travels periodically. He focuses on international development, conflict management, and film production.

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A Syrian in Auschwitz

In October 2015, I became a citizen of the United States, after a decade of refuge here from my native Syria. In June 2016, I took my first trip to Europe since coming to this country. With my own native country facing a mass destruction of its own, I visited, among other places, Auschwitz.

I don’t know any other Syrians who have embarked on such a trip, but I wish more would do so.