Grades 9-16. This workshop presents selected primary sources from the Rockefeller Foundation holdings at the Rockefeller Archive Center. This is intended for use in facilitating a classroom exercise on the Rockefeller Foundation’s 1933-1945 refugee scholar program. This workshop enables students to imagine and grapple with the difficult choices RF officials had to make in one historical example of how foundation philanthropy has responded to humanitarian crisis.
One of the first large-scale philanthropic foundations in the United States was created out of industrial wealth and came to reach around the globe.
Foundation policy toward reconstruction was shaped by uncertainty over Europe’s — and in particular Germany’s — future
Saving scholars threatened by Nazis was not easy, but choosing which ones to save was even more difficult.