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March 27, 2017
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Time:
7 p.m.

Location:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

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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
Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, archivist, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Dr. Oksana Yakushko, Chair, Clinical Psychology Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Moderator
Dr. Emil Kerenji, Applied Research Scholar, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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