JGS Toronto in partnership with Classi Learning: “The Bricha: The Jewish Underground Railroad”

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JGS Toronto in partnership with Classi Learning: “The Bricha: The Jewish Underground Railroad”

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is a virtual event is free to members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto.  Register here: https://jgstoronto.ca/registration-for-member-only-programs/

Speaker: Anne Dublin

How did Holocaust survivors manage to leave Eastern Europe and find safety in displaced persons camps, mainly in Austria and Germany, after World War II?  The survivors weren’t whisked away by magic carpet.  What helped tens of thousands of people was an organization called the “Bricha”, which means “flight” in Hebrew.

This is a lecture about why Holocaust survivors were desperate to flee from their home countries, and the network of people and organizations that helped them.  It’s a story of great risk, personal sacrifice, and ultimately, of hope.

At the End of WW II – “The story of the Bricha” the Jewish Underground Railroad – Classi Learning

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May 9
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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