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Trudy Gold
America and the Holocaust, Part 2

Thursday 25.01.2024


The genocide of the Jewish people began with the invasion of Russia on 22 June 1941. By December 1942, enough evidence had reached the West for the Allies to issue the Joint Declaration by Members of the United Nations, which was published on the front page of the New York Times. How did the American government and the Jewish leadership respond to the unfolding catastrophe? This two-part presentation will examine one of the most painful episodes in Jewish history, the ramifications of which still echo today.

Trudy Gold

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Trudy Gold was the CEO of the London Jewish Cultural Centre and a founding member of the British delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Throughout her career she taught modern Jewish history at schools, universities, and to adult groups and ran seminars on Holocaust education in the UK, Eastern Europe, and China. She also led Jewish educational tours all over the world. Trudy was the educational director of the student resources “Understanding the Holocaust” and “Holocaust Explained” and the author of The Timechart History of Jewish Civilization.