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Liz Kessler Author Visit

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Event Description

Join us to hear from Liz Kessler, author of our Community Read "When the World Was Ours." Liz is a children's and young adult author based out of Cornwall, United Kingdom.  

"When the World Was Ours" was inspired by a true story. It's "an extraordinary novel that is as powerful as it is heartbreaking, and shows how the bonds of love, family and friendship allow glimmers of hope to flourish, even in the most hopeless of times." (From author website)

This is part of the program series for the Americans and the Holocaust exhibit. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office present Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. 

The Americans and the Holocaust traveling exhibition addresses important themes in American history, including Americans’ responses to refugees, war and genocide in the 1930s and ‘40s. This exhibition will challenge the commonly held assumptions that Americans knew little and did nothing about the Nazi persecution and murder of Jews as the Holocaust unfolded.