Please join the Center for European Studies for
"The Cold War at Camp Kilmer: Hungarian '56ers, Cubans,
and US Refugee Policy in New Jersey"
Wednesday, March 2, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Scholarly Communication Room, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Join the Center for European Studies for this day-long event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the same year as Rutgers’ transformation into a state university, as well as the university’s 250th year. The European Studies event will compare the experience of the Hungarians who passed through Camp Kilmer with that of other Cold War refugee communities, particularly that of Cubans, as Tracy Voorhees, Rutgers graduate and member of the Board of Governors, headed relief efforts for both groups.
The former United States Army camp was located in Piscataway and Edison adjacent to Rutgers current-day Livingston Campus. During the Cold War after the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution, some 30,000 refugees were resettled at Camp Kilmer. Many settled afterwards in New Brunswick.