Friday, July 29, 2011

Conference: While Six Million Lived


"While Six Million Lived: America and the Jewish Refugee Crisis, 1933-1939" is the title of the ninth national conference of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, to be held at Fordham University Law School, 140 West 62 St., New York City, on Sunday, September 18, 2011, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Scholars will unveil their new research on opportunities for rescue of European Jewry in the years leading up to the Holocaust: Prof. David Wyman on the 1930s search for havens; Dr. Rafael Medoff on FDR, racism, and immigration; Prof. Stephen Norwood on relations between American universities and the Nazis; Prof. Laurel Leff on the U.S. medical community and Jewish refugee doctors; and a panel of prominent cartoonists discussing political cartoons in the U.S. press in the 1930s. Plus a special tribute to the residents of the Virgin Islands for their offer of haven in 1939, with remarks by Virgin Islands Congresswoman Donna Christensen. Registration $25; $15 for students. Includes a kosher box lunch. To register, call 202-434-8994 or visit and click on "Donate" on the home page.

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