In the midst of a refugee crisis, with an official count of 82.4 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity (GC-CUNY) and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies (NYU) continue to offer a year-long series that tackles historical and current cases.
What prompted Viennese Jews to return to their home city after the devastation of the Holocaust? What were their hopes, and what did they find? A lively conversation between historians Professor Albert Lichtblau and Dr. Elizabeth Anthony about Dr. Anthony’s award-winning new book, The Compromise of Return, plumbs survivors’ experiences of re-rooting in a post-Nazi society.
This event is hosted in association with The Holocaust and The United Nations Outreach Programme, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications, United Nations.