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December 13, 2017
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1 p.m.

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US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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How Did FDR’s Leadership Shape American Responses to the Nazi Threat?
Public Program
President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers a radio address at the White House on September 11, 1941. <i>US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Franklin D. Roosevelt Library</i>
President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers a radio address at the White House on September 11, 1941. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

In a new biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, distinguished historian Robert Dallek examines complex questions about the US president, who came to power the same year as Adolf Hitler in Germany, prepared America to fight a second world war, and died as US troops saw the first physical evidence of the Holocaust. How did Roosevelt deal with an isolationist nation? What shaped his response to the persecution of Jews? During a special midday program, Dallek and Museum Historian Rebecca Erbelding will offer new perspectives on these complicated times.

Speakers
Dr. Robert Dallek, Historian and Author of Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life
Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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This event will be livestreamed at ushmm.org/watch and Facebook Live. 

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