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6:30 pm

Rescue Board: The United States War Refugee Board and the Holocaust

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In January 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt, responding to public and private pressure, created the War Refugee Board, a new government agency tasked with the rescue and relief of European Jews. The WRB's young staff—almost all Treasury Department lawyers in their thirties—undertook extraordinary efforts to work through (and sometimes sidestep) bureaucracy to rescue Jews. They laundered […]

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