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Last Hope Island: Britain and World War II
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Madeleine K. Albright, Lynne Olson, Stanley Cloud (moderator)
Thu, February 8th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $38)

Note: This event is sold out



During the Second World War, as the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe and began to occupy nations throughout the region, both government officials and armed forces alike—determined to continue the fight against fascist forces—fled to Britain, considered the “last hope island” holding out against Hitler. Discover how the tide of World War II was forever altered by the collaboration of Europeans exiled in Britain.            

Madeleine K. Albright served as the 64th Secretary of State and is currently Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, Chair of Albright Capital Management, and Chair of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She is the author of five New York Times-bestselling books, including the memoir Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937–1948. Lynne Olson is a New York Times-bestselling author of seven books, including Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War. Moderator to be announced. Stanley Cloud (moderator) is an author and former journalist. He served as Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief from 1989 to 1994.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the evening of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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