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About This Event

Time: February 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
University Theater (Arts Avenue and Palm Beach Avenue)
Boca Raton, FL 33431
United States

Co-presented with:

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  • Women attend an airplane construction class at a vocational school in DeLand, Florida, in April 1942. Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC
  • Women attend an airplane construction class at a vocational school in DeLand, Florida, in April 1942. Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC

Women’s roles changed significantly in World War II America. Many were conscripted to join the war effort and wielded new power through jobs outside the home.

But, their influence wasn’t limited to factory floors. Some women used their social and political positions to fight back against isolationism and sound the alarm about the plight of Europe’s Jews. A select few even put their lives at risk to organize acts of rescue.

Join us to explore the role of the everyday woman during this era, as well as the mindset and motivations of a few extraordinary individuals who dared to act, including Lois Gunden, Edith Rogers, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Speakers
Liza Mundy, Author of the national bestseller, Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
Gretchen Skidmore, Director, Education Initiatives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Moderator
Lori Ann Terjesen, Director of Education, National Women's History Museum

This program is free and open to the public but reservations are required.

For more information, please contact the Museum's Southeast Regional Office at southeast@ushmm.org or 561.995.6773.