World War II

FILM - "America and the Holocaust"

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Kurt Klein, a 17-year-old German Jew, emigrated to the US in 1937 to escape Hitler's growing discrimination against Jews. Once established, Klein worked for years to obtain safe passage for his parents out of Germany. America and the Holocaust tells the moving tale of Klein's struggles to free his parents, while exploring the complex social and political factors that led the American government to turn its back on the desperation of persecuted Jews.

AFSC Work In France 1942

AFSC work in France 1942

Film showing American Friends Service Committee work in France during World War II. Howard Kershner, director of the program provides explanation of the work and where Quaker programs were established. Includes footage of feeding programs and children's colonies in France. Featured is footage of the La Rouviere Children's Colony located outside Marseille, France.

Biographies Of Refugee Spanish Children

Biographies of Spanish refugee children from the La Rouviere children's colony located in the suburbs of Marseille, France - 1941.

 

 

 

 

1941 Children's Colony Report

1941 report from Gertrude Kershner on the status of the children's colonies in France.

1942 Letters to Quakers from School Children - Southern France

1942 letters from French school children, their parents and/or guardians thanking the Quakers for there assistance. Also included is a booklet detailing some of the work done by the Quakers in France for the years 1941-1942.

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