Synopsis: Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, an archivist and curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss her new book, "Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe," which tells the story of the War Refugee Board.
Start Time: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 7:30 PM
End Time: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 9:00 PM
Location: Douglass Student Center
Address: 100 George Street
Campus: Douglass
Room: Trayes Hall
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free; Free Parking
Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Erbelding
Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
Web Site: http://BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu
Contact Name: Bildner Center
Contact Email: rsvpBildner@sas.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-2033
Additional Information: America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now a lauded Holocaust historian tells the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's little-known effort late in the war to save the Jews who remained. Rebecca Erbelding undertook a decade of research and uncovered new archival materials to tell the story of America's last-ditch effort to save the Jews of Europe. Books will be on sale at the event (The War Refugee Board).