Saints and Liars: American Relief and Rescue Workers during the Nazi Era

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Americans traveled around the globe to offer relief and to rescue those targeted by Nazi Germany and its allies. Who were these intrepid souls who, unlike so many of their fellow citizens, took action? What did they accomplish and how did they manage to make a difference? 
Please join us for this lecture by the 2018 J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro senior scholar on February 15 at 7 p.m. at the Museum.

Exploring the experiences of the Americans who went abroad before and during the Holocaust and those whom they helped, Dr. Debórah Dwork opens a window on the derring-do and the daily grind of desperate rescue operations. 

Dr. Debórah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University, and 2018 J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

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Photo: Marjorie McClelland, an American Quaker relief worker in Marseille, France, holds a Jewish refugee child named Toni in 1942, shortly before she left for the United States on a transport sponsored by the Joint Distribution Committee. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee