For the Jewish villagers of Kippenheim, no challenge was as urgent or formidable as escaping Nazi Germany, often by acquiring American visas. In his book, The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between, Michael Dobbs painstakingly documents how several members of this small community struggled to find refuge and what obstacles stood in their way.
Join us for a conversation between Rabbi David Starr, Executive Director, Tzion and Research Associate, Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, Brandeis University and Michael Dobbs, Author and Researcher for United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as they discuss the individual stories of escape and tragedy and explores the human impact of Americans’ response to the refugee crisis in the 1930s and 1940s.
Following the program, books will be available for purchase and author signing.
Please note the time change! The program is at 6:00 PM.
Co-presented with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.Register Now