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

February 21, 2018 Boston Free
(Photo: Alub70/Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Alub70/Wikimedia Commons)

***This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled, date TBD***

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 Sosúa75, to learn more about the conference—its context, content and participants—and how the settlement on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, Sosúa, came to be.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
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