How Did American Women Act?

Heroism on the Home Front
Airplane Construction Class, April 1942

Women’s roles changed significantly in World War II America. Many were conscripted to join the war effort and wielded new power through jobs outside the home.

But, their influence wasn’t limited to factory floors. Some women used their social and political positions to fight back against isolationism and sound the alarm about the plight of Europe’s Jews. A select few even put their lives at risk to organize acts of rescue.

Join NWHM and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to explore the role of the everyday woman during this era, as well as the mindset and motivations of a few extraordinary individuals who dared to act, including Lois Gunden, Edith Rogers, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

The event is free, but registration is required.



Tuesday, February 12th, 6:30p, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL: Click Here to Register

Wednesday, February 13th, 7p, University Theater, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL: Click Here to Register

Thursday, March 7th, 11:30a, UJA-Federation of New York, 130 E. 59th St., New York, NY: Click Here to Register