US Holocaust Memorial Museum
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American Relief and Rescue Workers during the Nazi Era
Americans traveled around the globe to offer relief, and to rescue those targeted by Nazi Germany and its allies. Who were these intrepid souls who, unlike so many of their fellow citizens, took action? What did they accomplish and how did they manage to make a difference? Exploring the experiences of the Americans who went abroad before and during the Holocaust and those whom they helped, Dr. Debórah Dwork opens a window on the derring-do and the daily grind of desperate rescue operations.
Dr. Debórah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University, and 2018 J. B. and Maurice Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
THE J. B. AND MAURICE C. SHAPIRO SENIOR SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE FELLOWSHIP, endowed by the J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust, enables the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies to bring a distinguished scholar to the Museum each year to conduct innovative research about the Holocaust and to disseminate this work to the public. The scholar-in-residence also leads seminars, lectures at universities in the United States, and serves as a resource for the Museum, educators, students, and the general public.
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