Americans and the Holocaust – Program Schedule

Americans and the Holocaust will be on display at the Main Library, along with a series of related special events, from December 1, 2021 to January 14, 2022. There is no charge to see the exhibit or attend any events.

Monday, December 6th • 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Grand Opening
Please join us for brief remarks and an opportunity to explore the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, December 15th • 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
“I’m Still Here
This documentary uses diary entries of youth who lived during the Holocaust and powerful images to teach a new generation about the pain of the past and hope for the future. Appropriate for ages 11 and older. After the film, join us for a guided tour of the exhibit.

Friday, December 17th • 2:00–3:30 p.m.
“Remembering Victims, Honoring Survivors”
AZ Western College Professor Monica Ketchum will discuss how the American public memorialized the Holocaust in communities throughout the country, from sculptures in parks and cemeteries to standalone memorials and museums.

Saturday, December 18th • 1:00-2:30 p.m.
“Arizonans and the Holocaust”
AZ Western College Professor Monica Ketchum will discuss news coverage of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust in Arizona and how residents of the state reacted. Topics include the History Unfolded project and Holocaust memorial projects in Arizona.

Wednesday, January 5th • 4:00-5:30 p.m.
“Yumans During the Holocaust”
Join Librarian Jim Patrick for a research sprint examining Yuma newspaper coverage of Holocaust-related events. Participants will use the Newspaper Archive database. Space is limited; please call (928) 782-1871 to register.

The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.

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