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Time: February 19, 2020, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

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Location: Temple Beth Sholom
1050 South Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237
United States

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  • Women attend an airplane construction class at a vocational school in DeLand, Florida, in April 1942. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC
  • Women attend an airplane construction class at a vocational school in DeLand, Florida, in April 1942. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC

Women’s roles changed significantly in World War II America. Many joined the war effort and wielded new power through jobs outside the home.

But, their influence wasn’t limited to factory floors. Some women used their social and political positions to fight back against isolationism and sound the alarm about the plight of Europe’s Jews. A select few even put their lives at risk to organize acts of rescue.

Join us to explore the role of the everyday woman during this era, as well as the mindset and motivations of a few extraordinary individuals who dared to act, including Lois Gunden, Edith Rogers, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Speakers
Denise Kiernan, Writer, producer, and author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

Gretchen Skidmore, Director, Education Initiatives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Moderator
Dr. Lori Ann Terjesen, Director of Education, National Women’s History Museum

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Southeast Regional Office at 561.995.6773 or southeast@ushmm.org.

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