The Evian Conference and the Refugee Crisis: 85 Years Later – Kupferberg Holocaust Center Event Sponsored by HHREC

Dec 04, 2023 6:00PM—7:00PM



Cost Free

Event Contact Laura Cohen | Email

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. Join us for a special presentation about the significance of the Evian Conference’s 85th anniversary featuring Dr. Diane Afoumado, Chief of the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM).  

This talk is a collaboration between Queensborough Community College’s Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) 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 which is on display November 17 through December 17, 2023. For more information visit: