The Madagascar Plan

Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Date Monday, November 28, 2016, 7:00 pm Organization Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU Categories Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Place Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Address 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Phone 786-972-3175 Website https://jmof.fiu.edu/ Contact Email info@jewishmuseum.com

This is the often forgotten story behind Hitler’s wartime plan to deport all of Europe’s Jews to the French colonial African island of Madagascar. The plan faltered as Britain refused to buckle under the German blitzkrieg and the Nazis needed the British naval fleet in order to handle the huge number of people they wanted to deport. Hitler abandoned the Madagascar plan when the British navy seized control of the island from France’s Nazi-collaborationist Vichy government. What if the Madagascar plan had been successfully implemented? Would places like Auschwitz have still existed? This is one of the most fascinating and frustrating ‘what ifs” from WWII. Tickets are $5 JMOF-FIU Members, $10 Non-Members, and free for Students with valid ID.