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Family Stories - Juneau and the Holocaust, part of the "Americans and the Holocaust" exhibition

Juneau residents Rebecca Braun, Eva Bornstein, Helena Fagan, and Sheryl Weinberg will share their personal family connections to the Holocaust; stories of loss, survival, and how the Shoah has resonated through the generations.

More about "Americans and the Holocaust" exhibition: 

Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, is on
display at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library branch from November 1 to December 20. The exhibition
examines the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans' response to Nazism, war, and
genocide during the 1930s and 1940s.
Juneau Public Libraries is one of just 50 libraries across the United States selected to host the exhibition.
"It's a special opportunity to bring an exhibition of this scale directly to Juneau," said JPL Director John
Thill. "We hope this moving and powerful exhibition will inspire discussion and reflection not only about
our past, but about our future as a community and as individuals in the world."
The exhibition is open during Valley branch hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. - 6
p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Based on extensive new research, Americans and the Holocaust explores the many factors—including
the Great Depression, isolationism, xenophobia, racism and antisemitism—that influenced decisions
made by U.S. organizations and individuals as they responded to Nazism. This exhibition challenges the
visitor to consider the responsibilities and obstacles faced by those who made difficult choices, sought
to effect change, and, in a few cases, took significant risks to help victims of Nazism even as rescue
never became a government priority.
The touring library exhibition, which is based on the special exhibition of the same name at the Museum
in Washington, D.C., will travel to U.S. libraries from 2020 to 2023. Over 250 libraries applied for 50 host
opportunities. To learn more about the exhibition, visit ushmm.org/americans-ala.
Americans and the Holocaust: A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries is an educational initiative of the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association.
Americans and the Holocaust was made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor Jeannie &
Jonathan Lavine. Additional major funding was provided by the Bildners — Joan & Allen z”l, Elisa
Spungen & Rob, Nancy & Jim; and Jane and Daniel Och. The Museum's exhibitions are also supported by
the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in

  • Presented By: Mendenhall Valley Public Library
  • Dates: December 20, 2022
  • Location: Mendenhall Valley Public Library
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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