Norma Magga

Relationship: Im/migrant

Norma Magga, formally known as Norma Moxley, was born and raised in Liverpool, England. She grew up in a time of war and was placed on a train and sent to whales, England. Away from her family and away from anyone that she knew. She came out of the situation strongly effected by it. She missed her family very much especially because she was sent away at such a young age. However instead of letting it change her life in a negative way she decided to be strong and hold her head high. She knew from that moment on that having a connected family was the most important thing for her. She wanted her kids to feel loved and appreciated and never wanted them to ever be sent away.  She came on vacation to the US and met Gerald Magga the two fell in love. Norma went back home packed up her bags and traveled back to the US on the Franconia, married Gerald and had 4 wonderful kids, and had the close connected family that she had always dreamed about. That dream shortly ended when her husband went in for surgery and never made it back out. Her kids were very young at the time, they were 13, 11, 5, and 3. The 13 and 11 year old ended up getting jobs and Norma had to start working double shifts just to keep making payments for the house and keeping 4 kids fed. Her american dream was crushed, but she saw how hard her kids were working and how much they cared about their family. She then realized that she still had the connected and carrying family that she had always dreamed about. 

Place(s): England
Year: 1952

– Luis Gonzalez

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant