Americans and the Nazi Threat: What Did Floridians Know?

Americans and the Nazi Threat: What Did Georgians Know?

Harris & Ewing Collection/Library of Congress People look at Washington, DC, newspapers on September 1, 1939—the day Nazi Germany invaded Poland, starting World War II.

Location Info:

Beth Torah Congregation Benny Rok Campus
20350 Northeast 26th Ave.
North Miami Beach, FL  33180
While media around the country provided frequent and vivid accounts of rising Nazi brutality in Europe, Americans focused inward in the 1930–40s. Step back in time with Museum experts to explore headlines, reactions, and artifacts from that time period in Florida, including news articles unearthed by volunteer citizen historians. Panelists also will discuss actions taken within local communities, including demonstrations, letters to the editor, and petitions calling for action. Speakers: Joanna Wasserman, Education Initiatives Manager, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Dr. Gary Mormino, Frank E. Duckwall Emeritus Professor of History, University of South Florida St. Petersburg Dr. Paul George, Resident Historian, History Miami Museum Moderated by Rick Folbaum, Anchor, CBS-4 Miami Evening Newscasts Co-presented with Beth Torah Congregation and CBS 4


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