The Evian Conference

During the Holocaust

Who?

The Evian Conference was held by President Franklin D. Roosevelt who called for this international conference with the 32 delegates.

What?

The Evian Conference was an international conference to discuss what could be done to help German Jews.

When?

The Evian Conference was held from July 6th to July 15th, 1938.

Where?

The Evian Conference was held in Evian, France.

Why?

The Evian Conference was held after Austria joined Germany in March to discuss generating an international organization to handle the problem with the Jew's refugee issue. In other words, they met to find places for the Jews to go. In effect, the Dominican Republic offered to take in 100,000 refugees, but in actuality only 800 refugees entered the country, for large sums of money. Most of the refugees moved to the United States.