November 13, 2016, 10:15 AM
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
River Forest, Illinois
For decades, since the end of World War II leaders of the American Jewish community questioned US policy related to the Nazi death camps. Was the Roosevelt administration attempting to take action? Was it doing anything? Was whatever it did really as much as it could have done? Why didn’t it do more?
Historian Laurence Sten researched President Roosevelt, the Jewish leadership and the military. He studied what were their goals, but in addition could those goals be accomplished? The perceptions of image and reality do not always meet.
Mr. Stern uncovered new information on microfilm and diaries that has been accepted as “important Holocaust era documents” by the archives division at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem.
There is an untold story that may burst some long-held opinions about “FDR and the Jews”. Based on these findings, Stern lectures on the Holocaust in the context of the overall war strategy and the disparate goals of the various players.
This lecture is a real “eye opener” on ALL sides. Attendance is a “must” for anyone interested not only in that period, but Mr. Stern’s findings are relevant today. A light breakfast (donations accepted) will be served. Transportation is available. Contact the Temple Office (708.366.9000 or email@example.com) to RSVP and/or ask for a ride.