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.



November 6, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. PST, The Wing, 115 Sansome Street Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94104: Click Here to Register

November 7, 2019, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. PST, The Paley Center for Media, 465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210: Click Here to Register