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SPECIAL GALLERY EXHIBIT, FACES OF THE GHETTO IS OPEN NOW

SPECIAL GALLERY EXHIBIT, FACES OF THE GHETTO IS OPEN NOW

The Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives Are Our Lessons. Within months of the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, the Germans established a ghetto in the city of Łódź and forced more than 160,000 Jews to move there. The Łódź Ghetto was overcrowded and unsanitary. Starvation quickly set in as conditions became unbearable. The Łódź Ghetto’s Jewish Council hired Mendel Grossman and Henryk Ross, Jewish photographers and inhabitants of the ghetto themselves, to take clandestine photos of Jews…
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September 2-October 15, 2014.....

Most of the book burnings occurred in cities with universities--Munich, Berlin, Frankfort and 31 others. On the pyres were titles considered to be “un-
German.” Books authored by Communists, Socialists, Liberals, Pacifists, Jews and anyone disliked by the regime, were burned.

The Nazi book burnings were viewed as the deepest affront to liberty--authors whose books would be burned including Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Sinclair Lewis and many others were vocal in their opposition. This exhibit will involve you in the censorship discussions of in 1933 in America—8 years before the U.S. entered the war.

Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burning

September 2- October 17, 2014...... Most of the book burnings occurred in cities with universities--Munich, Berlin, Frankfort and 31 others. On the pyres were titles considered to be “un- German.” Books authored by Communists, Socialists, Liberals, Pacifists, Jews and anyone disliked by the regime, were burned. On the night of May 10, 1933, more than 25,000 books were burned across Nazi Germany. Before the first match was struck, news of the pending censorship caught wind and spread around…
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