- The two women in the photo are Dorothy Thompson, right, and U.S. Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers, left. Dorthy Thompson testified before the Joint Congressional Committee on Immigration about how she supported a pending congressional bill which would allow selected refugee children to live and grow up in American families. How does this demonstrate American's desire to help victory of the Holocaust?
- Compare this photo to the Letter to British Labour Leader Clement Attlee. Describe the different points of view between the author and Dorthy Thompson. Why might these two people have differences in opinion.
Harris & Ewing, "Woman columnist tells committee that something must be done for refugee children. Washington, D.C., April 22. Dorothy Thompson, newspaper columnist, witness before the Joint Congressional Committee on Immigration, told the Committee today that 'something must be done' to allow the removal of Austrian and German victims of Nazi wrath to America. She supported a pending bill which would allow selected refugee children to live and grow up in American families. She is shown here talking to Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers, Committee member. Left to right: Mrs. Rogers, Miss Thompson," 22 April 1939. Courtesy of Library of Congress