A FORGOTTEN SUITCASE: THE MANTELLO RESCUE MISSIONFeatured Speaker
Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
In 2005 a woman living in Geneva, Switzerland, discovered a mysterious suitcase in her basement. Inside it were more than 1,000 World War ll-era documents bearing the official seal of the Consulate of El Salvador - each featuring the photograph of a man, woman, or child. Why were decades-old official papers of a Central American nation lying forgotten in a Swiss basement? Join the Museum to learn the remarkable story behind these documents, which relate to one of the largest yet least known rescue attempts of the Holocaust.
This program is free and open to the public but reservations are requested.
Please call 847-604-1924 or visit www.ushmm.org/events/may2