How Did Americans Respond to Jewish Refugees?

Public Program
Monday, September 14 at 7 pm
JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue
NY, 10023

Xenophobia, antisemitism, economic insecurity, and restrictive immigration laws. These were the barriers Jewish refugees faced in the 1930s and 1940s when seeking safe haven in the United States. More than 70 years later, explore this lesser-known part of our nation’s history.


  • Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Dr. Oksana Yakushko, Chair, Clinical Psychology Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute


  • Dr. Emil Kerenji, Applied Research Scholar, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Co-Presented with JCC Manhattan.

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