HIAS Action DC: Special Exhibition Tour at the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum
Please join us for a private tour of a new special exhibition at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Americans and the Holocaust, followed by a discussion.
Americans and the Holocaust tells the story of how Americans from all walks of life -- from the FDR Administration and Congress to the military, media, and individual citizens -- responded to the rise of Nazism and the persecution of Europe’s Jews. Five years in the making, this is the first ever exhibit to take a panoramic look at the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, the war, and the persecution of Jews in Europe during the 1930s and ‘40s. It also profiles those brave people who risked their lives to save victims of Nazi persecution and the inspiring rescue work of organizations like HIAS.
5:30 - Arrival and orientation
6:00 - Tour of the exhibition
7:00 - Discussion and refreshments
HIAS Action DC is a network of 20s and 30s in the DC area who are committed to speaking out for refugees and asylum seekers.
Tickets are $5. Please click here to reserve your spot by Friday, October 12th.