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About This Event

Time: March 10, 2021, 9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. EST

Location: Virtual Event

  • Left to right, Noor Inayat Khan (Imperial War Museums), Josephine Baker (Library of Congress), and Virginia Hall (Lorna Catling Collection). 
  • Left to right, Noor Inayat Khan (Imperial War Museums), Josephine Baker (Library of Congress), and Virginia Hall (Lorna Catling Collection). 

Josephine Baker, an American vaudeville performer turned glittering star of Paris, was at the peak of her fame in 1939 when the Nazi regime began its stranglehold on Europe. But then came an offer that changed her life.

Like Baker, Virginia Hall, an American who lost a leg in a hunting accident, and Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim pacifist, weren’t prototypical spies. And that was exactly the point. Learn how they turned prejudice and society’s low expectations of women into weapons that hid their critical work to defeat the Nazis.

Speakers
CIA Museum's Deputy Director

Dr. Elizabeth Baer, Holocaust Studies expert and research professor, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota

Moderator
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum's Facebook page.