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Nuremberg Laws: How the Nazis Were Influenced by U.S. Jim Crow Laws

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nuremberg Laws: How the Nazis Were Influenced by U.S. Jim Crow Laws
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | Noon | Zoom

Learn about the intersections between the Nuremberg Laws in Nazi Germany and eugenics laws and Jim Crow practices in the United States in this program featuring Tom White, Coordinator of Educational Outreach for the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at Keene State College in New Hampshire. White will discuss how the Nazis looked to discriminatory policies in the United States, including the Jim Crow Laws, as they constructed their own racial policies targeting Jews during the Holocaust.

Tom White is the Coordinator of Educational Outreach for the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at Keene State College. He taught for 16 years at Keene High School before receiving a Fellowship to create his current position. He has served as a researcher for Stephen Hooper’s documentary film: An American Nurse At War and as historical consultant for David DeArville’s documentary film, Telling Their Stories: NH Holocaust Survivors Speak Out, produced in 2004. He served on the Diocese of Manchester’s Diocesan Ecumenical Commission for Interfaith Relations; is the co-chair and producer of the Cohen Center’s annual Kristallnacht Commemoration; serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO); has participated as observer and facilitator in the Global Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention at the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation; received NEA New Hampshire’s Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award in 2009; in 2015 was named a Peace Ambassador by the Center for Peacebuilding from Bosnia and Herzegovina; and serves on the NH Governor’s Commission on Holocaust and Genocide education.

Presented in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, and the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.

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Date:
October 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm