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USHMM: Witnesses to History - Americans Abroad in Hitler's Europe

  • Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus 12701 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ, 85254 United States (map)

Public Program by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

In order to understand why the Holocaust happened, it is vital to study the 1920s and 1930s, the years when the Holocaust could have been prevented. Join us for a compelling glimpse of that period with Andrew Nagorski, author of Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power, from the perspective of the fascinating array of Americans who lived and worked in Berlin during Hitler's rise to power, including writers Dorothy Thompson, W.E.B Du Bois, and Sinclair Lewis. Accompanied by rarely seen archival footage from the Museum's collection, this eye-opening account offers a totally new perspective on what was known, and questions why so many influential Americans ignored the warning signs.

Speakers
Rebecca Erbelding, Archivist, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Andrew Nagorski, Author of Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power

To RSVP, please contact the Museum's Western Regional Office at (310) 556-3222 or western@ushmm.org

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Later Event: December 20
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