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NH Humanities Presents, “Rescue Board”

Friday, January 27, 2023 5 Sh'vat 5783

5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWebinar - No cost but pre-reg. req.



Join us for our first Humanities@Home of 2023!

Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

Friday, January 27, 5:00 pm

with Rebecca Erbelding (VIRTUAL)


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. Learn about these largely forgotten heroes in a free online program. 

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About the presenter: Rebecca Erbelding's book, Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe(Doubleday, 2018), won the National Jewish Book Award for excellence in writing based on archival research. She and her work are featured in the 2022 PBS documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust, directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein, a film for which she served as a historical advisor. She holds a Ph.D. in American history from George Mason University and has been a historian, curator, and archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum since 2003.

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