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Americans and the Holocaust

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Americans and the Holocaust: What Did Marylanders Know?

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

 

Location: Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117

 

Free – Advance Registration is Appreciated

 

 

While magazines and newspapers around the country provided frequent and vivid accounts of rising Nazi brutality in Europe, Americans focused inward in the 1930–40s. Still in the grip of the Great Depression, national confidence was eroding under the weight of record unemployment and the looming threat of Hitler’s authoritarian regime.

 

During this program, step back in time with Museum experts to explore headlines, sentiments, and artifacts from your local community. How did residents of your community learn about Nazi actions? And how did community leaders react in the face of the threat?

 

Speakers:

 

Joanna Wasserman

Education Initiatives Manager, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

Deborah R. Weiner

historian and co-author of On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore

 

Moderator: Jeff Salkin

News Anchor, Maryland Public Television

Details

Date:
May 23
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm