Quaker Responses to the Holocaust

Quaker Responses to the Holocaust

From April 1939 to March 1943, about 185 refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe found an unexpected safe haven at Scattergood, a temporary hostel in what had been a Quaker boarding school near West Branch, Iowa. Among them were a large percentage of Jews, as well as political opponents of Hitler’s regime, Christian religious leaders, artists and others endangered in the “New Germany”. These refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe later established new lives across the United States, in communities from ...

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