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The untold story of the War Refugee Board and America’s efforts to save Jews
October 21, 2018 , 5:30 pmFree – $10
A little-known US government agency founded in 1944, the War Refugee Board rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust. After undertaking a decade of research, Dr. Erbelding will share the stories of the young Treasury Department lawyers tasked with rescue, the bold and often secret and controversial steps they took to save lives, and the importance of remembering their efforts, even as we lament that more wasn’t done to save Jews.
Dr. Erbelding is the author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe. She holds a doctorate in American History from George Mason University. Dr. Erbelding has worked as a historian, curator, and archivist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for fifteen years. She served as a historian for the USMM’s newest exhibition, “Americans and the Holocaust.”
Event cost is $10 for an optional lunch at 1:15 pm.