In the Land of the Shahs:
Jewish Lives in Persia/Iran
Opens June 11, 2015
Please join us for the launch of our new original exhibit on the lives of Jews in Persia/Iran beginning in biblical times and extending through today. The exhibit focusses extensively on World War II, the golden period under the last Shah, the Islamic revolution, and recent struggles of Jews with antisemitism and Holocaust denial. We will be hosting a special fundraising launch event on the evening of June 10 that will feature dinner, music and a preview screening of the exhibit.
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Refuge Denied: The St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust
Lecturer: Dr. Scott Miller
Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Join us to learn more about the SS St. Louis. Although the episode of the St. Louis is well known, the actual fates of the passengers, once they disembarked, slipped into historical obscurity. Prompted by a former passenger’s curiosity, Sarah A. Ogilvie and Scott Miller of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum set out to discover what happened to each of the 937 passengers. Their investigation, spanning ten years and half the globe, took them to unexpected places and produced surprising results.
All group visits to the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center & Archives are by appointment only.
Groups can be scheduled for Monday – Thursday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and on designated Sundays. To schedule a visit contact 718-281-5770. Read more