Europe became a veritable train station during the late 1930s and 1940s when millions of people fled the expanding reach of the Third Reich. It is estimated that somewhere around 50 million people were displaced from 1933-1945. Dr. Kierra Crago-Schneider of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will examine Europe's refugee situation from the 1930s through the 1950s and provide a glimpse into the struggles of the refugees as they searched for a home.
This program is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by Alan Solomon, MD. This event is part of the German Iowa and Global Midwest event series and traveling exhibit presented by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation in partnership with Ames Historical Society, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany-Chicago, Humanities Iowa, International Programs, Iowa State University Department of History, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Story County Genealogical Society, and the University of Iowa.