“Cartoonists Against the Holocaust” will be the topic of the Annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture on Monday, May 8 at 7:00 pm at the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center.
Some were Pulitzer Prize-winning muckrakers. Some were the targets of racist mobs. And some were Jewish refugees whose parents were trapped in Hitler Europe. Come hear Dr. Rafael Medoff recount the amazing story of a handful of American cartoonists – including the beloved Dr. Seuss – who tried to alert the American public about the Nazi genocide. After the presentation, Dr. Medoff will sign copies of his new book, Cartoonists Against the Holocaust, which will be available at a special discount price.
Dr. Rafael Medoff is the author or editor of 16 books about the Holocaust and Jewish history, and is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which focuses on America’s response to Nazism and the Holocaust (WymanInstitute.org). The Wyman Institute takes a special interest in using cutting-edge media to teach about the Holocaust, including political cartoons, animation and educational comic books. Dr. Medoff is the co-creator and lead writer for the Disney Educational Productions animation project, “They Spoke Out: American Voices Against the Holocaust,” and has authored Holocaust-related comic strips for the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic and Marvel Comics.
This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please contact Andrew Goldfeder at 314-442-3711 or AGoldfeder@JFedSTL.org, or the AISH office at 314-862-2474 or CWolff@Aish.com.
Generously sponsored by the Rubin (of blessed memory) and Gloria Feldman Family Education Institute of the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center and Aish St. Louis.