The Evian Conference and the Refugee Crisis: 85 Years Later – International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

Jan 24, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM



Cost Free

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In July 1938, international diplomats from 32 countries gathered in Evian-les-Bain, France to discuss the growing crisis of German and Austrian Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in the Reich. In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join Dr. Diane Afoumado, Chief of the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a special presentation about the significance of the Evian Conference’s 85th anniversary. 

This talk is a collaboration between Queensborough Community College’s Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and New York City College of Technology (City Tech)’s Ursula C. Schwerin Library in support of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition, “Americans and the Holocaust” which examines how Americans reacted to Nazism, war, refugees, and genocide before and during the Second World War. City Tech’s Library was one out of 50 libraries selected to host the exhibition last fall. For more information visit: 

The event is co-sponsored by the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University; the Holocaust & Human Rights Center in White Plains; the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; the Sam & Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; and the Holocaust Museum & Center For Tolerance and Education at Rockland Community College.