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June 07, 2017
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Time:
7 p.m.

Location:
Am Shalom
840 Vernon Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022

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Americans' Responses to Jewish Refugees:
Wrestling with Fear and Moral Responsibility
Public Program
Two Jewish refugees arrive in New York City after the war. <i>US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Centre d’Études et de Documentation Guerre et Société Contemporaines</i>
Two Jewish refugees arrive in New York City after the war. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Centre d’Études et de Documentation Guerre et Société Contemporaines

Xenophobia, antisemitism, economic insecurity, and restrictive immigration laws. These were the barriers Jewish refugees faced in the 1930s and 1940s when seeking safe haven in the United States. More than 70 years later, how can this history help us think about the world we live in today?

Speakers
Rebecca Erbelding, archivist, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Chairs
Allison and Brian Feltzin

A reception hosted by Am Shalom will begin at 6 p.m.



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Midwest Regional Office
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