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Charlotte Bonelli talks about a collection of letters written between Luzie Hatch, a young German Jew, and her family trapped in Europe during the rise of the Nazis. The letters provide an insight into the worsening condition for Jews in Europe in the late 1930s and the mindset of American Jews and the American government during this period. Luzie Hatch fled Germany for the U.S. in 1938 with the help of her American cousin, the industrialist Arnold Hatch, and became an advocate for rescuing the rest of her family. This event was held at the American Jewish Committee in New York City.