At the conclusion of World War II, there were millions of refugees in Europe, including many Holocaust survivors who refused to go home or had no homes to return to. These survivors experienced struggles and successes as they sought to rebuild their lives in the shadow of the Holocaust, often in Displaced Persons (DP) camps. Tens of thousands emigrated to the United States between 1947 and 1953 and many more found their way to Israel.
Join the Museum for a program exploring the stories of these survivors and the lives they lived in the years immediately after the war. The program will feature David Nasaw, historian and author of The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War; Esther Safran Foer, author of I Want You To Know We’re Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir, which includes the story of her family’s years in a DP Camp in Germany; and Joseph Berger, longtime New York Times reporter and editor who authored an account of his own family’s experiences titled Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust.
A $10 suggested donation enables us to present programs like this one. We thank you for your support.
We would like to express our appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this public program. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.
Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act; and other generous donors.