‘Continuum’ Conversation – Alabama’s Jews, WWII, and the Holocaust (Exhibition Tour and Lecture)
Have you ever wondered about the Jewish community in Alabama during World War II? As awareness of the horrors of the Holocaust spread, Jews across Alabama from different backgrounds worked together to save Jewish lives in Europe.
In this lecture, Dr. Dan Puckett, a history professor at Troy University, will review the experiences of Alabama Jews as they worked to overcome their own divisions in order to aid European Jews before, during, and after the Second World War. Only by leveraging their collective strength were Alabama’s Jews able to sway the opinions of newspaper editors, Christian groups, and the general public as well as by lobbying local, state, and national political leaders.
World War II and the Holocaust influenced more than just Alabama’s Jews. It also affected Alabama’s African American community, who demanded greater rights and opportunities at home as the United States fought for freedom and democracy abroad. Puckett’s retelling of history will captivate the audience with compelling accounts of Alabamians during a most altering time in history.
An exhibition tour of Continuum: 1808 to 2017/ Goya to Erdreich lead by artist Beverly Eredreich will precede the lecture.
All Continuum Conversation events will be held in WMA’s Main Gallery.
Exhibition tour: 5:30 p.m.
Lecture: 6-7 p.m.
- 5:30 - 6 p.m.
- Exhibition tour
- Tour the 'Continuum: 1801 to 2017/ Goya to Erdreich' exhibition with artist Beverly Erdreich
- 6 - 7 p.m.
- Dr. Dan Puckett will present his lecture, Alabama's Jews, WWII, and the Holocaust