Between the Lines: Peter Bergson: The Jewish Lobbyist Who Advocated to Save Jews During the Holocaust
PETER BERGSON: THE JEWISH LOBBYIST WHO ADVOCATED TO SAVE JEWS DURING THE HOLOCAUST
Part of Between the Lines: Author Conversations from The Library of JTS
Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
Peter Bergson: The Jewish Lobbyist Who Advocated To Save Jews During the Holocaust is the story of a modern Jewish hero’s efforts to rally the United States government under the leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to make a significant attempt to save Jews from the Nazi “Final Solution” exterminations program that engulfed European Jewry in the early 1940s. In this book, author Dov Peretz Elkins, describes the one success of all the rescue efforts—the appointment of a War Refugee Board that saved as many as 200,000 Jewish lives.
ABOUT RABBI DOV PERETZ ELKINS
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, one of America’s leading congregational rabbis, is a prominent internationally known speaker and author, and winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Dr. Elkins is rabbi emeritus of the Jewish Center of Princeton, New Jersey. He coauthored Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul, among his 55 books and hundreds of published articles. His most recent books are Pirkei Avot (Mazo Publishers) and Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth (Jewish Lights). He has spoken and led training workshops for synagogues, federations, JCCs, and other Jewish organizations in North America, Europe, and Israel. He was a member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly.