CONSCIENCE AND COURAGE: FRANCES PERKINS AND FENG SHAN HO
Little Known Heroes Who Saved Lives
Sunday, April 25, 2021
3:00 PM (EDT)
Humanity in Action ♦ Bates Jewish Student Union ♦ Bates College Harward Center for Community Partnerships ♦ Bowdoin Hillel ♦ McKeen Center for the Common Good at Bowdoin College ♦ Colby Hillel ♦ Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine ♦ Maine Jewish Museum ♦ The Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine ♦ Southern Maine Hillel
2021 Frances Perkins Center Steadfast Award Recipients
Author of In Search of Refuge: Jews and United States Consuls in Nazi Germany 1933-1941, in which she documents Frances Perkins’ courageous and creative advocacy against strong opposition to aid entry to the U.S. of Jewish refugees escaping the Holocaust.
Daughter of Feng Shan Ho (1901-1997), a diplomat for the Republic of China and consul-general in Vienna during World War II. Her father, often hailed as “the Chinese Schindler,” issued thousands of visas to Shanghai to help Jews emigrate.
Leading an interactive conversation with the speakers following Keynotes,
and audience Q & A.