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A Chicago Next Generation Event
Why has one small town, over and over again, welcomed people fleeing danger?
During World War II, residents of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and surrounding villages hid thousands of Jews and others who were escaping the Nazis. For many young people—including Peter Feigl, whose parents had been deported to Auschwitz while he was at summer camp—the villagers offered a temporary shelter and forged identity papers. Today the same town, one of hundreds around France temporarily housing asylum seekers, provides a welcoming refuge to these strangers from around the world.
Anthropologist and author Maggie Paxson explores the past and present, turning up new answers, new questions, and a renewed faith in the possibilities for us all, in an age when global conflict has set millions adrift.
Peter Feigl, Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer
Dr. Maggie Paxson, writer, anthropologist, performer, and author of The Plateau and Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village
Katie and J. R. Berger
Marina and Morris Gershengorin
Next Generation Board Chairs
Faylyn and Danny Kaufman
Lauren Martin and Aaron Tucker
Next Generation Associate Board Chairs