A New Perspective. Lecture by Historian Laurence Stern | A Bagels and Bellinis Speaker Event | Sunday, August 26 | 11am | Big Picture Theater, 2505 First Avenue, Seattle | Presented by Big Picture in association with the Holocaust Center for Humanity | All tickets sales will be donated to the Holocaust Center for Humanity.
Since the end of World War II, leaders of the American Jewish community have questioned US policy related to the German death camps; had the Roosevelt administration been attempting to take action? Could the Administration have done more?
Historian Laurence Stern discovered old microfilm documents and diaries related to World War ll and the Holocaust which had gone unnoticed for 70 years. These documents, which have been accepted by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, shine new light on President Roosevelt's views regarding what could be done. Stern found an untold story that may burst some long-held opinions about FDR and the Holocaust. Stern's lecture touches on the context of the overall war strategy, the disparate goals of the various players to execute a rescue, and the very real cloak and dagger actions and inactions that played out at the State Department in a race against time to save thousands of people.
Join us for this fascinating and reveling lecture. A real eye opener for anyone interested in that period and why it is so relevant today. Doors open at 11am. Lecture starts at noon. Supporting documents, magazines and newspapers will be on display.
Admission: $15 per ticket. All ticket sales will be donated to The Seattle Holocaust Center for Humanity. Ticket includes: Reserved seating, fresh bagels and cream cheese, plus keep your ticket stub to enjoy a specially discounted Bellini for only $5.