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SJMC to host speaker from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Eric Schmalz, the community manager for the History Unfolded project at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in Sussman Theater of Drake’s Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave. Schmalz’s talk is entitled, “The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown: Newspapers, Op-Eds and American Responses to Anti-Semitism.” It will address the role the media played in what Americans knew about the world and the rise of anti-Semitism from the end of World War I to 1941. Schmalz will also be speaking in classes, meeting students and visiting community members. His visit is sponsored by the Principal Center for Global Citizenship, the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, Iowa Council for Holocaust Education and Drake Hillel.

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