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Front Page - Friday, October 18, 2019

Downtown library to host U.S. Holocaust Memorial

Coming to the Chattanooga Public Library in December, “Americans and the Holocaust” examines the forces that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism during the 1930s and 1940s. - Photo courtesy of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association have selected the Chattanooga Public Library to be one of 50 libraries nationwide to host a new traveling exhibition titled “Americans and the Holocaust.”

The touring library exhibition is based on the special exhibition of the same name at the museum in Washington, D.C., and examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.

More than 250 libraries applied for the 50 spots. Chattanooga’s library was selected through a peer-reviewed application process that considered community demographics, library outreach plans and the availability of other Holocaust-related educational opportunities in the library’s region.

The Chattanooga Public Library will host the exhibition from December 2020-February 2021.

As the only library in Tennessee selected, it will be the closest opportunity for many to see “Americans and the Holocaust,” including residents and schools of nearby metro areas in Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.


Source: Chattanooga Public Library