Americans' Responses to Jewish Refugees Wrestling with Fear and Moral Responsibility

Americans' Responses to Jewish Refugees


Wrestling with Fear and Moral Responsibility 

 

Xenophobia, antisemitism, economic insecurity, and restrictive immigration laws. These were the barriers Jewish refugees faced in the 1930s and 1940s when seeking safe haven in the United States. More than 70 years later, how can this history help us think about the world we live in today?
 

Please join us for this important conversation on May 18 at 7 p.m.in Wynnewood.
 

 

Thursday, May 18 -7 p.m.
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
1001 Remington Road
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

 

RSVP :https://www.ushmm.org/online/calendar/eventDetails.php?event=NYAMERHOLOPA0517

 

In preparation for a special exhibition on American responses to the Holocaust, opening in spring 2018, Museum scholars have been digging into documents from the 1930s and 1940s. We hope you join us to learn about what they have discovered.

Speaker
Rebecca Erbelding, Archivist, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested at202.314.7877 or ccampbell@ushmm.org.

Co-presented

Photo: Two Jewish refugees arrive in New York City after the war. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Centre d'Études et de Documentation Guerre et Société Contemporaines

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