Lecture: Was FDR as Bad for the Jews as Some Think He Was?

Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Date Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Organization Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU Categories Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Place Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU Address 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Phone 786-972-3175 Website http://jmof.fiu.edu/ Contact Email info@jewishmuseum.com

Franklin Delano Roosevelt has not fared well among Holocaust scholars, and even worse among American Jews. Both Arthur Morse’s popular work While Six Million Died and David Wyman’s more scholarly study The Abandonment of the Jews hold the Roosevelt Administration and the President himself accountable for their inaction and indifference to the fate of the Jews-if not worse. In this talk 2017 Fishman Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Michael Berenbaum explores the question anew. How are we to judge FDR? Was he a catastrophe and an antisemite? Was he indispensable and heroic? Was he both? $5 Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Members; $10 non-members; free for students with valid ID.