COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AND THE NAZIS

The latest research on Columbia University’s relationship with Nazi Germany will be unveiled at “New Research on America’s Response to Nazism and the Holocaust” — a special session of the Organization of American Historians annual conference, organized and hosted by The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 / 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16 St., New York City

Featuring: Prof. Stephen H. Norwood on “The American Academic Community’s Response to Nazism”; Dr. Melissa Jane Taylor on “U.S. Diplomatic Responses to the Anschluss”; Dr. Susan Subak on “American Unitarian Efforts to Rescue Jews from the Holocaust”; and Prof. Laurel Leff on “The 1930s Refugee Crisis and the American Conscience: A Moral Choice for U.S. Elites.” The session will be chaired by Dr. Rafael Medoff.

Special guest panelist: Nancy Wechsler, Esq., who took part in the 1933 protests at Columbia against a speech by Nazi Germany’s ambassador. (Mrs. Wechsler met her future husband, journalist James Wechsler, at the protests.)

Admission is free of charge. Reservations are not necessary.

For more information, please call the Wyman Institute at 202-434-8994.