My name is Helga Merits. I’m a documentary filmmaker. My latest film was Coming home soon – the refugee children of Geislingen. There are still screenings (see http://geislingen.estdocs.com), but in the meantime I have started to work on other projects. One will be about Seabrook Farms. This farm – one of the largest vegetable factories in the U.S. – was one of the places where refugees could find work shortly after the Second World War.
Though the largest group of workers consisted of Japanese Americans who had been interned during the first years of the war and had been looking for a new place to live, after the war people from all countries in Europe came to Seabrook Farms and it became a global village. Amongst them were some 600 Estonians. In case you know anyone who lived there, or you have lived there yourself, please let me know.
I’m searching for information, stories, pictures, but also letters and diaries of parents or others, so I’ll be able to include the stories of the adults who worked at the farm in the film.
Helga Merits, Tollensstraat 62, 1053 RW Amsterdam, Holland