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A Door Closed: The Unknown Story of America’s Failed ‘Kindertransport’

July 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


It is no secret that Nazi policies immediately resulted in a refugee crisis as Jews and other threatened groups attempted to flee the German Reich in the late 1930s.

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion as we explore the controversies surrounding the failed Wagner-Rogers bill and the lasting legacy of these refugee immigration policies.

Panelists will include:
Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY-Retired), Acclaimed Novelist, CNN Political Commentator; and Director, Cornell University Institute of Politics and Global Affairs
Rebecca Erbelding, Author, Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe (Winner, National Jewish Book Award); and Archivist, Curator and Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Dr. Mohammed Zaher Sahloul, President, MedGlobal and Former Senior Advisor, Syrian American Medical Air Society
Moderator: Richard Salomon, Board of Directors, Illinois Holocaust Museum
Free with Museum admission.

Community Partners: RefugeeOne, Tentative: Asian Human Services, Syrian Community Network, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Ref¬ugee Rights, HIAS Chicago, Center for the Human Rights of Children – School of Law/Loyola, MedGlobal


July 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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