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Michael Dobbs on America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between

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In honor of Yom Hashoah, author Michael Dobbs (THE UNWANTED: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between) joined Commonpoint Queens to discuss his book.

Drawing on previously unpublished letters, diaries, interviews, and visa records, Michael Dobbs provides an illuminating account of America’s response to the refugee crisis of the 1930s and 1940s. Some make it to the United States after battling formidable bureaucratic obstacles, while others are turned back. Some perish along the way, and others are murdered in Auschwitz. With a reporter’s eye for narrative and a historian’s attention to detail and context, Dobbs, a foreign correspondent, gives us a heartbreaking and timely read.

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