Welcome to Paradise: Refugees at Home in LA
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About the Event
Hear the inspiring stories of refugees who we welcomed to America and now give so much back to our country and, especially, the City of Angels.
Jordanna Gessler, Vice President of Education and Exhibits at Holocaust Museum LA, and Joe Goldman, Community Engagement Director at Western Region - HIAS, will speak to Henry Slucki, a Holocaust survivor who recently retired as Professor of Behavioral Sciences at USC. After enduring an arduous escape from Nazi-occupied France, Henry’s parents sent him to the United States alone as part of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s initiative to save refugee children.
Photo: A group of refugee children, saved by Eleanor Roosevelt's United States Committee for the Care of European Children, on board the SS Mouzinho which brought them to the United States, August 1941. US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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