400 E Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281
USHMM PRESENTS “WHAT WERE WE WATCHING?”
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents “What Were We Watching? Americans’ Responses to Nazism through Cinema, Radio, and Media” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 pm at Arizona State University, Old Main, 400 E. Tyler Mall in Tempe. The program is co-presented with Arizona State University.
Panelists will discuss how Hollywood and leaders in entertainment and government battled for the hearts and minds of Americans. They include Daniel Greene, curator of USHMM’s Americans and the Holocaust exhibition; Kevin Sandler, associate professor in the Film and Media Studies Program at ASU and editor, Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation. Mi-Ai Parrish, Sue Clark-Johnson professor for Media Innovation and Leadership at ASU and former Arizona Republic publisher will be the moderator.
“This program helps us to understand how Americans were being informed and educated about the Nazi threat during the 1930s and 40s through the variety of different mediums available at that time,” said Marla Abraham, the museum’s Western regional director. “It’s important to know the depths of influence that the entertainment industry and political leaders had in creating awareness to Nazism and the threat to European Jews during World War II.”
Program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required at ushmm.org/events.