Lives in Limbo: Jewish Refugees in Portugal, 1940–1945

The Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture

Central London, Wednesday, 23 November 2022 – 18:00.

This lecture highlights the experiences of Jewish refugees fleeing from anti-Semitic persecution and from World War II to Portugal. It describes how they were treated, how they attempted to escape Europe, and how they struggled in a “no-man’s land” between a painful past and an unknown future. Listening to their voices may help us to understand Jewish heartbreak and perseverance in the 1940s and encourage us to listen compassionately to refugees’ stories today.

Professor Marion Kaplan

Marion Kaplan is the Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at NYU. She is a three-time National Jewish Book Award winner for The Making of…

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