The Évian Conference and the Creation of a Jewish Legacy in the Dominican Republic

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(Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

By 1938, nearly 150,000 German Jews had fled Nazi rule. Many sought refuge in the United States and elsewhere, but were turned away due to anti-Semitic immigration quotas and policies. In response to growing pressure, President Franklin D. Roosevelt convened the Évian Conference in Évian-les-Bains, France, to discuss the fate of Europe’s fleeing Jews. Delegates from 32 countries met, but only one nation agreed to welcome these refugees: the Dominican Republic.

Join Hugh Baver, chairman of Sosua75.org, to learn more about the conference, how he directed an “Evian Revisited 80th Anniversary Educational Symposium” this past July back in Evian, its context, content, outcomes and participants—and how the settlement on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, Sosúa, came to be.

Note: The entrance of Adams Street Shul includes use of stairs.

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When
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where
The Adams Street Shul
168 Adams St
Newton, MA 02460
Price
Free

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