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Join us for a special viewing of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's "Americans and the Holocaust" exhibition, including a talk by museum experts.
Holocaust history raises difficult questions: How could the Holocaust have happened in 20th-century Europe? What did Americans know about the threat of Nazism as events unfolded? How did the United States respond? And why, in spite of how much information was available in real time, did rescuing Jews never become a priority?
Americans and the Holocaust, a new exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examines the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans' responses to Nazism, war, and genocide. It looks at the American media, popular culture, and politics, and how public opinion shaped Americans' responses to Nazism, war, and to Jewish refugees.
By examining this new exhibition, participants will have the opportunity to learn from our history and consider what it can teach us about our actions today.
Join Museum staff for a self-guided exploration of the exhibition and a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating the exhibition. Attendees will also receive a copy of "The Unwanted" by Michael Dobbs, a new book that provides an intimate account of a small village in Germany whose Jewish families desperately pursued American visas to escape the Nazis.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, PPO
Meeting Type: Social Event, Ticketed Event
Cost: SOLD OUT - Ticketed Event. Not included with registration. Visit the Ticketed Events Information Page for further details.