Bryan Mark Rigg, discusses the role Benjamin Victor Cohen played in negotiations with a faction of German intelligence to rescue a prominent Chasidic rabbi and his family from Nazi-occupied Warsaw.
A series in partnership with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society and CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center that explores a different Hoosier politician who helped save Jews during and after the Holocaust. In this talk, we will discuss how Governor McNutt assisted Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust to gain safe passage to the Philippines.
Dr. Madison places Indiana’s Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s in larger contexts as a mainstream, not a marginal movement, and explain why so many Hoosiers joined the organization. He will then focus on those who stood up to the Klan, focusing on Jewish Hoosiers.