Presented by Marion Kaplan
Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, New York University
Join us online to delve into the experience of Jewish refugees as they fled Hitler to live in limbo in Portugal until they could reach safer havens abroad. Drawing attention not only to the social and physical upheavals of refugee life, Kaplan will highlight their feelings as they fled their homes and histories while begging strangers for kindness. An emotional history of fleeing, she probes how specific locations touched refugees’ inner lives, including the borders they nervously crossed, the cafes they inhabited as they worried about loved ones back home, the consulate lines they anxiously stood on, and the overcrowded transatlantic ships that signaled their liberation.
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