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Preserving History When Survivors Are No More

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Preserving History When Survivors Are No More

Preserving History When Survivors Are No More

Preserving History When Survivors Are No More

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This week marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz. An estimated two million people, including 1.5 million Jews, were killed at the camp. Six decades later, fewer and fewer survivors are alive to give first-person accounts of the horror. We discuss how to preserve history when those who were there are gone.

Guests:

Dan Napolitano, acting director, Education Division, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

David Blight, American History professor and director, Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University; author, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

David Grubin, producer, writer and director; made documentaries on Abraham Lincoln, Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson and Robert Kennedy for American Experience on PBS

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