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 In Plain Sight
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History and Leo Baeck Institute)
Center for Jewish History and Leo Baeck Institute
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Refugee, smuggler, resistant, intellectual. Even before the age of 21, Professor Justus Rosenberg had lived many lives. Sarah Wildman — author of a major profile of Professor Rosenberg for the New York Times — will speak to Rosenberg about his life and work.

Professor Justus Rosenberg is believed the last living member of the American-sponsored Emergency Rescue Committee (headed by Varian Fry). Working out of Marseille, Fry's gang worked to smuggle anti-fascist artists and intellectuals out of occupied Europe. Rosenberg himself was a refugee, born in 1921 in the Free City of Danzig. He was captured by the Gestapo in a round-up of mostly foreign Jews in Grenoble but escaped from a transit camp and joined the French Resistance. In the last year of the war, Rosenberg served the Americans in reconnaissance and, post-war, worked for UNWRA.

Professor Rosenberg is a Professor Emeritus of comparative literature at Bard College, where he still teaches, and the head of the Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation. Join us to hear his story on this special evening.

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