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Consular Series – Rescue in the Caribbean: Jewish Refugees in the Dominican Republic
July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In the summer of 1938, delegates from thirty-two countries met to discuss a plan of action in response to the Jewish refugee crisis in Europe. At the end of these meetings, it was only the Dominican Republic that agreed to allow a limited number of Jewish immigrants.
Find out more about the experiences of these refugees as they arrived in the Dominican Republic, and how the town of Sosua became a Jewish agricultural settlement. This program will feature Kitty Loewy, the daughter of one of those resettled Jews, and a screening of a 1941 promotional film. Free with Museum admission.