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War Orphans Find Home: Child Holocaust Survivors and U.S. Adoptions - Live on Zoom
Online - Center for Jewish History
New York, NY
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Soon after the conclusion of WWII, American Jewish families began to express interest in adopting young Jewish war orphans. Prompted by the fundraising images of child survivors that peppered the postwar press, letters of inquiry quickly reached the offices of Jewish communal workers. Their interest belied the reality; there were few surviving orphans to be had. Nevertheless, estimates suggest more than a thousand arrived to families in the wars immediate aftermath. Using images from the postwar U.S. press, this lecture will highlight the fraught experience of those destined for the United States who were both children and survivors of the Holocaust.

Presented by Center for Jewish History & "Hear Their Cry: Understanding the Jewish Orphan Experience Scholars Working Group
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Online - Center for Jewish History (View)
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New York, NY 10011
United States



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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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