Journey through “Operation Safe Haven” at Waging Peace Lunch & Learn at the Eisenhower Library

By Ryan Duey

The Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene invites you to join them at the Waging Peace Lunch & Learn program on February 22nd, at noon, in the Library building’s indoor courtyard or online via YouTube Livestream.

Dr. Kate Hallgren, a historian at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will discuss “Operation Safe Haven.” This initiative, responding to the 1956 Hungarian revolt against Communism, resettled 30,000 refugees in the U.S. within eight months, setting a precedent for future efforts. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s swift response involved the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the State Department.

Guests are encouraged to arrive by 11:45 a.m. A light box lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 2024 Waging Peace program is sponsored by the Eisenhower Foundation, and generously supported by the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation.

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