Doing a world of good for refugeesSasha Chanoff remembers growing up among relatives still traumatized by war and political persecution of decades past. He recalls stories of family members who fled the oppression of Jews in Russia in the early 1900s for the safety of the US. Chanoff, 39, who grew up in Marlborough, has spent the past decade rescuing recent victims of the world's deadliest persecutions.
Sasha Chanoff has won a $100,000 award given to young Jewish humanitarian leaders.
(Matthew Edmundson for The Boston Globe)