The Moon Is Down... Unsung Tales of Rescue and Resistance under Norway's Nazi Occupation
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Dr. Sten H. Vermund, Dean, Yale School of Public Health Dr. Madeleine Lenski, Specialist, MSU Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics more information...
Professors Vermund and Lenski will discuss the experience of Norway under Nazi occupation by examining the life and legacy of Odd Nansen. Dr. Vermund will discuss Nansen's diary from the Grini concentration camp outside of Oslo, which is one of the only surviving diaries from a Norwegian concentration camp. Dr. Lenski will discuss the rescue organization "Nansenhjelpen," which Nansen established in 1936 to provide assistance to Jewish and political refugees from Nazi tyranny, and its extraordinary rescue of hundreds of Jews from Prague.