Making Sense of Catastrophe: Jewish Leadership in Romania during the Holoc…

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    Dr. Gaëlle Fisher is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, Germany, and the recipient of the 2018 Sorrell and Lorraine Chesin Fellowship. Her research in the JDC Archives focuses on the activities of the JDC in Romania in the period 1938 to 1948 and the relationship between the Romanian Jewish leadership and the JDC staff abroad.

    When World War II came to an end, with 400,000 people, Romania had the second largest Jewish community in Europe. However, since 1938, Jews in Romania had been subjected to diverse and escalating forms of discrimination, exploitation, and persecution, and nearly 300,000 Jews are believed to have died in territory under Romanian control during the war. In this lecture, Dr. Gaëlle Fisher will offer an overview of the Holocaust in Romania. In particular, she will explore the position of the Jewish leadership in Bucharest in its relationship to Romanian and German perpetrators and the community it sought to protect.

    Admission is complimentary, but an RSVP is required to receive location details.

    Wed, May 29, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Midtown Manhattan, NY. An RSVP is required to receive location details.

    New York, NY

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