Lecture: Newspapers, Op-eds, and American Responses to Antisemitism

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Date/Time:Monday, 05 Nov 2018 at 7:00 pm
Location:Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.
Cost:Free
URL:www.lectures.iastate.edu
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Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
Categories:Diversity Lectures
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Eric Schmalz, community manager for the History Unfolded project at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will talk about the role antisemitism played in the general American cultural landscape and how ordinary Americans reacted.

In 1940, there were nearly 1,900 daily newspapers in the United States read and shared by millions of Americans. These periodicals give us a glimpse into the intense struggles in the American heartland surrounding arguments promoting racism, discrimination, antisemitism, and isolationism during the 1930s and 1940s.