The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Michael Dobbs, Ann Curry (moderator)
Mon, February 24th, 2020 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


For the Jewish villagers of Kippenheim, no challenge was as urgent or formidable as escaping Nazi Germany, and acquiring an American visa was often the difference between life and death. Discover how several members of this small community struggled to find refuge and learn about the heated debate that took place within the U.S. government over whether to admit those seeking to escape the Holocaust.

Michael Dobbs is the author of The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between and previously worked as a reporter and foreign correspondent for the Washington Post. Ann Curry (moderator) is an award-winning journalist and photojournalist.

Cosponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a part of the Americans and the Holocaust initiative


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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