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Saving Europe’s Jews
October 9, 2018 , 11:30 pm
Dr. Rebecca Erbelding will deliver a lecture, “The War Refugee Board and America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe,” on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Rutgers University’s Douglass Student Center, New Brunswick.
Erbelding, a historian, curator, and archivist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, uncovered new archival materials that tell the story of the War Refugee Board, established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt late in the war.
Free and open to the public, the talk is sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. Advance registration is requested; contact rsvpBildner@sas.rutgers.edu or 848-932-2033 or go to BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Erbelding will be the main speaker for a free professional development workshop, “Individuals Matter: Personal Narratives in Response to the Nazi Threat.” Sponsored by the Bildner Center’s Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center, the workshop will be held on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus and is open to middle and high school teachers. Participants will be eligible to participate in a free trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum later this year. RSVP to Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu.
The programs are made possible through the Raoul Wallenberg Annual Program Fund, supported by Leon and Toby Cooperman, and the Marjorie and Egon Berg Holocaust Education Fund.