Centre for Low Countries Events Publication
- Travelling and Translation: An Evening with Abdelkader Benali
- Sir Isaac Newton and Christiaan Huygens: Anglo-Dutch Science and Politics around 1688
- Revolutionary ideas on taxation: The Dutch fiscal policy of the period 1795-1814
- Religious Coexistence in a Low Countries Health Resort: Protestants and Catholics at Spa
- Peter Buwalda discusses his award-winning novel 'Bonita Avenue'
- Festival of the Arts: 'You must read this book'
- The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews
- Poetry evening with Ester Naomi Perquin
- Discord and Consensus: 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies
- I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele)
- Literatuur en ‘wij’: The challenge of community in contemporary art from the Low Countries
The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews
Publication date: Jun 6, 2014 12:14:00 PM
Start: Jun 19, 2014 6:00:00 AM
Location: Drinks from 6pm in the Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, Lecture 6.45pm in Pearson G22, Pearson Building NE entrance, UCL, Gower Street WC1E 6BT.
Professor Bernard Wasserstein
The Ambiguity of Virtue tells
the story of Gertrude Van Tijn's efforts to organize Jewish emigration
from Nazi territory. She played a central role in this enterprise.
Bernard Wasserstein discusses the methods she deployed to enable
thousands of Jews to escape with their lives. In the course of her work,
she faced difficult moral choices. Some called her a heroine; others
denounced her as a collaborator. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary
documentation, including German and Dutch archives as well as Van Tijn's
personal papers, the book raises crucial questions about German policy
towards the Jews, Jewish reactions to the Nazi menace, and about Dutch,
American and British responses to the genocide of the Jews. In so doing
it touches on some of the central moral-historical issues of the