Researching Holocaust History in the News

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Researching Holocaust History in the News

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, 6 p.m.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites "citizen historians" to join together to research how DC-area newspapers reported on several events during the Holocaust. Assisted by DC Public Library Special Collections librarians and Museum staff, participants will use online databases and microfilm holdings at the library to find relevant news stories, enter their findings into a centralized online database, and have an opportunity to discuss what they found as a group.

Data collected through this project will help the Museum identify trends in American reporting on the Holocaust and deepen understanding about American responses to it. The data will also inform the Museum’s upcoming exhibition about Americans and the Holocaust, slated to open in 2018.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this free event. Light refreshments will be provided. 

This is a unique opportunity to help the Museum develop a new initiative. The project is in its beta stage and is available at newspapers.ushmm.org. Ten events are currently available for investigation. The Museum will continue to develop the project based on feedback from participants, and more events will be added in early 2016. 

Contact David Klevan at dklevan@ushmm.org with questions or for more information.

GET TICKETS NOW

Registration Assistance
202.488.0460
calendar@ushmm.org 

This free event starts at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Washingtoniana Room on the 3rd floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G Street NW. 

Add to Calendar 07-12-2015 18:00:00 07-12-2015 19:00:00 Researching Holocaust History in the News The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites "citizen historians" to join together to research how DC-area newspapers reported on several events during the Holocaust. Assisted by DC Public Library Special Collections librarians and Museum staff, participants will use online databases and microfilm holdings at the library to find relevant news stories, enter their findings into a centralized online database, and have an opportunity to discuss what they found as a group. Data collected through this project will help the Museum identify trends in American reporting on the Holocaust and deepen understanding about American responses to it. The data will also inform the Museum’s upcoming exhibition about Americans and the Holocaust, slated to open in 2018. Everyone is welcome to participate in this free event. Light refreshments will be provided.  This is a unique opportunity to help the Museum develop a new initiative. The project is in its beta stage and is available at newspapers.ushmm.org. Ten events are currently available for investigation. The Museum will continue to develop the project based on feedback from participants, and more events will be added in early 2016.  Contact David Klevan at dklevan@ushmm.org with questions or for more information. GET TICKETS NOW Registration Assistance 202.488.0460 calendar@ushmm.org  This free event starts at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Washingtoniana Room on the 3rd floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G Street NW.  false DD/MM/YYYY