Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941
On view starting May 21, 2013
Between 1933 and 1941, thousands of Jews in flight from Nazi persecution sought haven in the United States, reaching out to relatives, friends, and even strangers. Against the Odds tells the story of American Jews who answered their call for help. Working within the constraints of American laws that strictly limited immigration, these generous individuals overcame tremendous obstacles to help many of the refugees reach safety.
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This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Bruce Ratner; Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education; William Bernhard and Catherine Cahill; The Edith and Herbert Lehman Foundation, Inc.; The Overbrook Foundation; The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation; David Berg Foundation; Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation; Peter Josten; Robert Bernhard; Joan Morgenthau Hirschhorn; and The Arthur Loeb Foundation.