Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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 Evian Conference in Evian-les-Bains, France to discuss the fate of Europe's fleeing Jews. Delegates from thirty-two countries met, but only one nation agreed to welcome these refugees: the Dominican Republic. Join Hugh Baver, Chairman of SosÃºa75, to learn more about the conference--its context, content, and participants--and how the settlement on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, SosÃºa, came to be.
- New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street
- Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
- contact: 617-226-1226
- web: shop.americanancestors.org/products/the-evian-conference
- email: Education@nehgs.org
- cost: FREE