Ruth Gasten shows students a teacup her family brought from Germany to America during her talk to students in Mary Zahuta’s U.S. history class at
Ruth Gasten shows students a teacup her family brought from Germany to America during her talk to students in Mary Zahuta's U.S. history class at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, Calif., on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Gasten spoke about fleeing Nazi Germany and coming to the United States in the 1930s. The Pleasanton resident has written a book about her childhood. (Jim Stevens/File Bay Area News Group)