The Lynching of Willie Earle in Greenville – 1947

The Lynching of Willie Earle in Greenville – 1947 Presented by Lucy Beam Hoffman. Willie Earle, an African American, was accused of killing Thomas Watson Brown, a cab driver from Greenville, SC.  Thirty-one white men (mostly cab drivers – all white) drove from Greenville in the middle of the night to take Earle out of … Read more

The Holocaust – In the Beginning

The Holocaust – In the Beginning Presented by Lucy Beam Hoffman. The years 1933-1939 must be studied to enable an understanding of what came later. The Final Solution, implemented in late 1940-1941, was slowly realized through these early years. Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor in January 1933 paved the way for the Nazis to continue on … Read more

The Holocaust Through Film

The Holocaust Through Film Presented by Lucy Beam Hoffman. Film is a major component of society’s understanding of history. How have films about the Holocaust changed over time, and how have these films changed our understanding of the Holocaust? Films such as The Diary of Anne Frank in 1959 hardly touched on the Jewish catastrophe and, in … Read more

The Seeds of the Final Solution

The Seeds of the Final Solution Presented by Lucy Beam Hoffman. The Final Solution evolved slowly in the eyes of the Nazis, but with the process of the Euthanasia program and later Operation Barbarossa, the industrialization of killing began. The Euthanasia program, in which Hitler murdered the mentally and physically incapacitated of Germany, created the … Read more