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President David Angel
Debórah Dwork and the Strassler Center
Mary Jane Rein
Americans in Dangerous Territory: Relief and Rescue Operations during the Nazi Years
Inaugural Rose Professor and Strassler Center Founding Director
A number of Americans — Quakers, Unitarians, secular people, Jews — traveled to points around the globe to offer relief, and to rescue victims of Nazi Germany and its allies. Who were these intrepid souls who, unlike so many of their fellow citizens, perceived possibilities for action where others saw none? What did they accomplish, and how did they manage these feats? Exploring the experience of the Americans who undertook these initiatives, Debórah Dwork opens a window on the derring-do and the daily grind of desperate rescue operations.
The Strassler Center and the Future of Holocaust Studies
Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Strassler Professor of Holocaust History