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Women in World War II: The Spies They Never Saw Coming

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Wed, Mar 10, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

Josephine Baker, an American vaudeville performer turned glittering star of Paris, was at the peak of her fame in 1939 when the Nazi regime began its stranglehold on Europe. But then came an offer that changed her life.

Like Baker, Virginia Hall, an American who lost a leg in a hunting accident, and Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim pacifist, weren’t prototypical spies. And that was exactly the point. Learn how they turned prejudice and society’s low expectations of women into weapons that hid their critical work to defeat the Nazis.

CIA Museum's Deputy Director

Dr. Elizabeth Baer, Holocaust Studies expert and research professor, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota

Dr. Edna Friedberg
, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at You do not need a Facebook account to view the USHMM's program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Facebook page.

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