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ACE Special Presentation in Commemoration of Kristallnacht: The Nazi Persecution of the Jews
This lecture examines the anti-Semitism and persecution that led to Nazi Germany's attempts to systematically exterminate Germany’s / Europe's Jewish population. Focusing on the events from the Nazi accession to power in 1933 (Machtergreifung) to a date that will forever live in infamy, the night of November 9, 1938 – Kristallnacht, among the questions it will answer are, What led to the “Night of Broken Glass”?, What were the consequences of this assault on Jews in Germany and Austria? How does Germany today deal with its past?
Instructor Dr. Claudia Dunlea is a Senior Instructor of History at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She received her doctorate in European Integration History from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 2003. Dr. Dunlea is the author of a book that investigates the origins of a supranational European foreign
policy in the 1950s. Her recent research on the diplomatic relations of the European Union was published in two articles.
Wednesday, November 9 | 6:30-8:00 pm
$12 Member ● $17 Guest
ACE Presents: The Wannsee Conference: 90 Minutes that Changed the World
On January 20, 1942, in a grand villa on the shore of Berlin’s Lake Wannsee, a conference of 15 Nazi officers got together to discuss the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”. The meeting produced the “Wannsee Protocol” which has mystified us ever since it was discovered in 1947 in Berlin. Hundreds of thousands of Jews had already been shot in Russia or gassed in the camp at Chelmno. Holocaust deniers sometimes
contend that, because Hitler was not present at this meeting and because the genocidal nature of the Final Solution was not spelled out explicitly, somehow this means that there was no deliberate policy from the top ordering the destruction of the Jews of Europe. This lecture seeks to unravel the reasons behind the Wannsee Conference, what happened there and explain how it was that on a snowy day, fifteen well-educated
young men met to talk murder.
Instructor Dr. Claudia Dunlea is a Senior Instructor of History at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She received her doctorate in European Integration History from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 2003. Dr. Dunlea is the author of a book that investigates the origins of a supranational European foreign policy in the 1950s. Her recent research on the diplomatic relations of the European Union was published in two articles.
Sunday; December 4 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$15 Member ● $ 18 Guest (Brunch included )
Registration is required by November 28.
Inverting Truth: Recognizing Media Bias Against Israel
An alien studying the news to learn about our planet would probably draw the conclusion that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the worst war on earth. Yet the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not even in the top ten of the world's deadliest conflicts. Such is the power of media bias. Join Sarit Catz, the International
Letter-writing Director for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), to learn how to identify media bias about Israel and to recognize how and why the media continually get the news backwards — inverting who did what to whom.
Instructor Sarit Catz monitors and writes about the media and facilitates letter-writing campaigns in her role at CAMERA. During her career in radio and television, Sarit won three Writers Guild of America awards and, more recently, numerous awards for the short films she has written and produced. Sarit earned a degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and in International Business from their Wharton School.
CAMERA pioneered the monitoring of Middle East media coverage and has been "setting the record straight about Israel and the Middle East" since 1982.
Tuesday, December 6 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Refreshments served at 6:30 pm
Free & open to the public
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