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By Thanksgiving We Were Americans: German Jewish Refugees Remember the Holocaust

Ina Levine Annual Lecture By Thanksgiving We Were Americans: German Jewish Refugees Remember the Holocaust

Photo: A group of Jewish children rescued from Vienna look at the Statue of Liberty as they pull into New York harbor in June 1939. They were brought to the United States by Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Steven Pressman

How did German Jewish refugees recall their past? Centered on those who fled their homes before the mass deportations began and resettled in the United States before the end of the war, Dr. Judith Gerson considers how people collectively remember their lives in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Please join us for this lecture by the 2018 Ina Levine invitational scholar on March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Museum.

Thursday, March 15 7 p.m. Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW Washington, DC


Relying on memoirs, testimonies, diaries, and letters as evidence, and based on a recently completed book manuscript by the same title, Dr. Gerson will analyze the myriad of complex ways these refugees grappled with the enduring legacies of a catastrophic past even as many recognized their good fortune. Speaker Dr. Judith Gerson, Associate Professor, Departments of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, and 2018 Ina Levine Invitational Scholar, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies This program is free and open to the public but reservations are required For more information, please contact

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