For Immediate Release: August 24, 1998
Contacts: Edeen Martin
816-268-8218
Truman Library and Museum

Julie Goldsborough
816-842-1500
Barkley, Evergreen & Partners

LECTURE SERIES EXAMINES LIFE AFTER THE HOLOCAUST

(Independence, Mo.) - In connection with the "1948: Year of Turmoil and Triumph" exhibition currently on display, the Truman Library presents its fall lecture series, "After the Holocaust." Series topics include the Nuremberg Trials, Nazi Gold, and the founding of Israel. All programs begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The series will take place on September 3, 9 and 17. For more information on the series, call 816-268-8200 , ext. 254 or 351.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998: "Behind Nuremberg: Getting the Story"

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998: "The Founding of Israel"

Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998: "The Search for Looted and Lost Holocaust-era Assets"

The "1948: Year of Turmoil and Triumph" exhibition at the Harry S. Truman Library, examines the year 1948 when President Truman faced a series of monumental events and decisions. The exhibit focuses on four key areas: the recognition of Israel; the Berlin Airlift; the desegregation of the armed forces; and Truman's famous "Whistlestop" campaign for re-election.

The Truman Library and Museum is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware in Independence, Mo. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a. m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for children 5 years and under.

The Harry S. Truman Library is one of ten Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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