Americans and the Refugee Crisis, 1938-1941: Wrestling with Fear and Moral Responsibility
Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, Historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss the United States’ response to the refugee crisis during the Holocaust, and specifically Otto Frank’s attempts to bring his family to the U.S.
Dr. Erbelding is a historian of American responses to the Holocaust and the author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe. She has a PhD in American history from George Mason University.
Presented in conjunction with our current special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank
Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.