How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis
Ralph Nurnberger

EVENT DESCRIPTION: This lecture will focus on the extraordinary story of how the Danish people banded together to save the Jews of Denmark from the Nazis. In 1943, while occupied by the Nazis, Denmark did something that no other country even attempted. The Danes anticipated that the Nazis planned to round up the entire Jewish population and deport them to concentration camps. The king, political leaders and ordinary civilians united in their response. Over the course of two weeks, the Danish people hid, protected and then smuggled out of the country 7,742 of the 8,200 Danish Jews. The Jews were able to escape to Sweden on ships, schooners, fishing boats and anything else that floated. This lecture will underscore the courage of both the Danish people and the Jews who were able to escape from the Nazis.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Ralph Nurnberger is a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University, where he has taught since 1975. He received the "Excellence in Teaching" award from the Graduate School of Liberal Studies in 2003. His most recent course at Georgetown was a graduate seminar on the Arab-Israel conflict. He has lectured on numerous occasions for Florida Atlantic University's (FAU) Lifelong Learning Program.

Dr. Nurnberger has served on the professional staff of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Legislative Liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC); and Director of Congressional Relations for the Bureau of Export Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was the first Director of “Builders for Peace” which was established to assist the Middle East Peace Process through economic development. He has also advised numerous congressional, senatorial and presidential campaigns on foreign policy issues, especially those related to the Middle East.  He received his BA from Queens College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was captain of the Varsity Tennis Team.  He holds an MA from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member advance registration - $20 per event
$50 for any combination of three events
$100 for any combination of seven events
Door price member/non-member - $25