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How Did FDR’s Leadership Shape American Responses to the Nazi Threat?
December 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC+0Free
In a new biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, distinguished historian Robert Dallek examines complex questions about the US president, who came to power the same year as Adolf Hitler in Germany, prepared America to fight a second world war, and died as US troops saw the first physical evidence of the Holocaust. How did Roosevelt deal with an isolationist nation? What shaped his response to the persecution of Jews? During a special midday program, Dallek and Museum Historian Rebecca Erbelding will offer new perspectives on these complicated times.
Dr. Robert Dallek, Historian and Author of “Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life”
Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
This event will be livestreamed at ushmm.org/watch and Facebook Live.
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