Americans and the Holocaust


The Lydia M. Olson Library will host an opening reception for Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.

The Lydia M. Olson Library was selected as one of 50 U.S. libraries to present the touring version of the Americans and the Holocaust special exhibition, which opened in April 2018 at the Museum in Washington, D.C., during the Museum’s 25th anniversary.

The library’s reception will feature remarks by Leslie Warren and Dr. Robbie Goodrich and a special opportunity to tour the exhibition. Light refreshments will be served, and all ages are welcome.

Dr. Robbie Goodrich will open up an attempt to develop a more complete understanding of how the term "genocide"—or comparisons to historical genocides—are (ab)used to promote specific political agendas in today's society.

Americans and the Holocaust will be on display at The Lydia M. Olson Library, along with a series of related special events, from September 15, 2022 to October 23, 2022. Admission is free.

Americans and the Holocaust: A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries is made possible by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association.

For more information about Americans and the Holocaust and a calendar of related public programs at The Lydia M. Olson Library, visit

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Thursday, Sep 15, 2022

Start Time:  6:00 pm
End Time:  7:00 pm

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Lydia M. Olson Library




1401 Presque Isle Avenue Marquette, MI

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Lydia M. Olson Library

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