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May 23, 2018
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Ticket Price:
Free

Time:
7 p.m.

Location:
Gordon Center for Performing Arts at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

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Americans and the Holocaust:
What Did Marylanders Know?
Public Program
People look at Washington, DC, newspapers on September 1, 1939—the day Nazi Germany invaded Poland, starting World War II. <i>Harris & Ewing Collection/Library of Congress</i>
People look at Washington, DC, newspapers on September 1, 1939—the day Nazi Germany invaded Poland, starting World War II. Harris & Ewing Collection/Library of Congress

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

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