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

Thursday, October 18, 5:00 PM

Harris Hall 108

A number of Americans — Quakers, Unitarians, Jews, secular people — traveled around the globe to offer relief and to rescue victims of Nazi Germany and its allies. Who were these intrepid souls who perceived possibilities for action where so many of their fellow citizens saw none? What did they accomplish and how? Exploring the experiences of Americans who undertook these initiatives and the imperiled people they helped, Professor Debórah Dwork (Senior Research Scholar and Founding Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University) opens a window on the derring-do and the daily grind of desperate rescue operations.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies; for additional information, visit their website.

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