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From Humanitarian Relief to Holocaust Rescue: The Story of Tracy Strong, Jr.
WhenTuesday, Mar. 3, 2020, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room110
Event typesAcademics
Event sponsorsStroum Center for Jewish Studies…

Born in Seattle in 1915, Tracy Strong worked as a humanitarian relief worker in the Vichy internment camps for “undocumented” refugees, especially Jews from central Europe, in southern France in 1941-42. Convinced that the most important goal should be to get people out of the camps, not improve life in the camps, he set up one of the first “safe houses” in the French rescue village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.

About the speaker
Christopher R. Browning is the Frank Porter Graham Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and formerly on the faculty at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. He has published nine books on the Holocaust, including “Ordinary Men,” “Origins of the Final Solution,” and “Remembering Survival,” all of which won the National Jewish Book Award.…
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