Apr 04 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Americans and the Holocaust
April 4, 2024 at 6:00 pm
Hays Public Library
Holocaust history raises important questions about what could have done to stop the rise of Nazism in Germany and its assault on Europe’s Jews. Having made extreme sacrifices to save Europe from Nazism, the Nazi murder of European Jews never became a priority in American politics. This presentation examines what was possible, what was done, and why those decisions were made based on American motives, pressures, and fears..
Jessica Rockhold, a native of Bunker Hill, Kansas – earned her degrees in European History and in Museum Studies from the University of Kansas. She served as the research assistant to the Senior Historian of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum before joining the MCHE team in. At MCHE she served as the Director of Education and the Associate Director before being named Executive Director in 2020.
This program is offered as part of Holocaust in the Heartland – the third annual Hays Holocaust Remembrance and Education Month sponsored by Fort Hays State University, Hays Public Library, Forsyth Library, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and FHSU Department of History and Philosophy.