WVXU: Remembering Hebrew Union College's role in Holocaust rescue

During the Holocaust, Hebrew Union College played a key role in the rescue of college professors and students from Nazi-occupied Europe. From his office on the Clifton campus, then-HUC President Julian Morgenstern orchestrated the rescue, saving 16 people from likely death in Nazi camps and ghettos. One of those saved was Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who became a leading American Jewish theologian and a close ally of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Ph.D. students Eva Mwanika and Kurt Backlund, who have done extensive research on the event, talked about the rescue...

Listen to the interview on WVXU's website


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