Shoah: The Art of the Holocaust

Shoah: The Art of the Holocaust Presented by Ron Roth. One of the most compelling testimonies to the horrors of the holocaust are the more than 30,000 surviving works created by artists while imprisoned in ghettos and concentration camps during the years of the Nazi Third Reich.  Many of these artists perished, others survived.  The … Read more

South Carolina Dances with Isabel Whaley Sloan

South Carolina Dances with Isabel Whaley Sloan Presented by Patricia McNeely. Isabel Whaley Sloan started teaching ballroom dancing and social etiquette in Columbia when she was 17 years old in 1914. For three-quarters of a century, generations of children, including Gov. Henry McMaster, flocked to her classes. Sloan was also well-known for organizing dances and social events for … 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

The Tuskegee Airmen – A Closer Look

The Tuskegee Airmen – A Closer Look Presented by Ginetta V. Hamilton. This presentation will focus on the 5 Ws (Who? What? When? Where?  Why?) of the Tuskegee Airmen as well as their plight to prove their abilities. Click here for the Speakers Bureau Application.