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The History of the Holocaust through Objects and Images

August 20, 2020, 7:00 pm

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Presented by Thorin Tritter, Ph.D.

Six (6) Thursday Evenings at 7:00 PM
July 9,16,23,30 and August 13,20

To Join Zoom Meeting, Click Here. Meeting ID: 870 5174 7006

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, when American and its allies brought the Holocaust to an end. Sadly, this anniversary year has demonstrated even more clearly than ever before how few Holocaust survivors and liberators are left to  tell their stories. Thankfully, there are numerous oral histories to rely on for first-hand accounts, and a wide array of objects and images that help capture the events of this period. Historian
Thorin Tritter, a JCCP/CBT member, who is the Museum and Programming Director at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, will offer a series of six lectures, each of which will draw on his museum’s collection, to explain how the Holocaust happened and what lessons we should take from it.

  1. Weimar Germany: Germany Before Hitler
  2. The Rise of the Nazi Party
  3. The Turning Points of 1938: The Anschluss, The Evian Conference and “Kristallnacht”
  4. The Opening of the War and the Establishment of Ghettos
  5. The Camps: We Cannot Understand
  6. 1945-1950: Liberation, the End of the war, and DP Camps