I am a historian of American responses to the Holocaust and the author of the authoritative history of the War Refugee Board, Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe (Doubleday, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Writing Based on Archival Material (the JDC-Herbert Katzki Award).
I am also a historian, archivist, and curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. As part of my work at the Museum, I have presented on US immigration policy during the 1930s; Holocaust-era diaries; Anne Frank; and the “Hoecker album,” a photograph album owned by Karl Hoecker, the final adjutant to the commandant of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
I earned a PhD in American history from George Mason University. I present frequently on the War Refugee Board, the wide range of American responses to the Holocaust, and other Holocaust-related issues.