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Holocaust Museum Houston presents Dr. Rebecca Erbelding

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Holocaust Museum Houston will host historian Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe. She will piece together years of research and newly uncovered archival materials to tell the dramatic story of America’s little-known efforts to save the Jews of Europe.

Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe is the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, a U.S. government effort late in World War II to save the remaining Jews of Europe. The staff of the War Refugee Board gathered D.C. pencil pushers, international relief workers, smugglers, diplomats, millionaires, and rabble-rousers to run operations across four continents and a dozen countries. They tricked Nazis, forged identity papers, maneuvered food and medicine into concentration camps, recruited spies, leaked news stories, laundered money, negotiated ransoms and funneled millions of dollars into Europe, ultimately saving tens of thousands of lives.

Holocaust Museum Houston will host historian Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe. She will piece together years of research and newly uncovered archival materials to tell the dramatic story of America’s little-known efforts to save the Jews of Europe.

Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe is the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, a U.S. government effort late in World War II to save the remaining Jews of Europe. The staff of the War Refugee Board gathered D.C. pencil pushers, international relief workers, smugglers, diplomats, millionaires, and rabble-rousers to run operations across four continents and a dozen countries. They tricked Nazis, forged identity papers, maneuvered food and medicine into concentration camps, recruited spies, leaked news stories, laundered money, negotiated ransoms and funneled millions of dollars into Europe, ultimately saving tens of thousands of lives.

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Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004, USA
https://hmh.org/events/rescue-board-the-untold-story-of-americas-efforts-to-save-2023-06-22-18:30:00/

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