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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM7:30 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 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.