World refugee crisis subject of museum talk
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World refugee crisis subject of museum talk

Syrian refugee children (Courtesy Human Rights First)
Syrian refugee children (Courtesy Human Rights First)

Join Michael Abramowitz, director of the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Elisa Massimino, president/CEO of Human Rights First, for the “World Refugee Crisis,” a discussion on Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m., at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Moderated by Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, scholars will discuss the current refugee crisis and examine the effectiveness of support efforts.

The refugee crisis is an issue that has become even more charged with the recent attacks in Paris. Since the start of the conflict in Syria, more than 250,000 people have died and 12 million have fled their homes, making it the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

The museum is in Lower Manhattan at 36 Battery Place. Call (646) 437-4202 or go to www.mjhnyc.org.

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