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The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between

For the Jewish villagers of Kippenheim, no challenge was as urgent or formidable as escaping Nazi Germany, often by acquiring American visas. In The Unwanted, Michael Dobbs painstakingly documents how several members of this small community struggled to find refuge and what obstacles stood in their way. Watch here as Dobbs describes these individual stories and explores Americans’ response to the refugee crisis in the 1930s and 1940s. Join the conversation using #TheUnwanted #USHMM.

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