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Monday, March 12, 2012

Remapping Relief and Rescue: Flight, Displacement, and International Aid for Jewish Refugees During World War II

Description:
The talk focuses on a key aspect of Jewish Holocaust experience: Polish Jews' struggle for survival in the unoccupied Soviet Union and the relief efforts for Jews in Central Asia mounted by the "Joint" and other Jewish groups, to try and sustain what would become the core of the "She'erit Hapleta," the surviving remnant of East European Jewry. It was this group of some 200,000 Jews that was repatriated to Poland after the war where renewed murderous antisemitism drove survivors to the Displaced Persons camps of occupied Germany and to new homelands outside Europe. Atina Grossmann is Professor of History in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union in New York City. {Will appear in FYI on Mar 7, 2012
Start Time:
12:00 PM
End Time:
2:00 PM
Room:
0142 Holzapfel Hall
Venue:
(JWST Seminar Room)
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
http://www.jewishstudies.umd.edu/
Other Contact Information:
Debra Ann Kirsch The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies +1 301 405 4975 dakirsch@umd.edu www.jewishstudies.umd.edu/
Ticket Information
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