9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. via Zoom 

This series of three workshops will be offered this summer.  Participants will learn from lectures and seminar-style discussions of content. A registration is free! Email shellyc@mchekc.org to sign up!

June 22-  Antisemitism: Evolution and Escalation

Antisemitism has a long history, well-beyond that of the 20th century. This session will examine the evolution of antisemitism from that of religiously motivated antipathy of early modern times to the economic and pseudo-scientific antisemitism of the 19th and 20th centuries, to the politically driven antisemitism of our modern world. Email shellyc@mchekc.org to sign up!

June 23- Propaganda and the People

Propaganda served as an important tool to win over the majority of the German public who had not supported Hitler and to push forward the Nazis’ radical program. This session will look at how the propagandists preached an appealing message of national unity and a utopian future that resonated with millions of Germans and, simultaneously, waged campaigns that facilitated the persecution of Jews and others excluded from the Nazi vision of the “National Community.” Email shellyc@mchekc.org to sign up!

June 24- Perspectives on Liberation

This session explores the liberation of the concentration and death camps by Allied forces in the spring of 1945. Primary source analysis will be utilized to outline the unique perspectives of ground troops, command staff, and survivors, illustrating the full spectrum of human experience as the Holocaust ended. Through these perspectives the experiences of liberation in the East versus the West will be differentiated. Email shellyc@mchekc.org to sign up!

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