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(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"
Renowned author Joseph Persico will speak about the Nuremberg Trials at the Rockhurst College Convocation Hall. Persico is the author of several acclaimed biographies and histories. His Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial was described as "simply the best account" of the trial. Recently, Persico was the collaborator on General Colin Powell's autobiography, My American Journey. He has also written biographies on William Casey and Edward R. Murrow.
The Rockhurst College Convocation Hall is located at 5209 Tracy in Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998: "The Founding of Israel"
Benson will use a slide presentation to supplement his talk on the founding of Israel in the Truman Library Auditorium located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware in Independence, Mo.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998: "The Search for Looted and Lost Holocaust-era Assets"
Dr. Greg Bradsher, Assistant Chief of the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Modern Military Unit and director of NARA's Holocaust-era Assets Records Project, has spent years going through hundreds of thousands of documents relating to the Nazi looted gold. He has written a book called Managing Archives and Archival Institutions and has published over 20 articles on archives and history. Bradsher will speak at the Beth Shalom Synagog, located at 94th and Wornall Road in Kansas City, Mo.
The "After the Holocaust" fall lecture series is co-sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the Rockhurst College Visiting Scholars Lecture Series, Congregation Beth Shalom, the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, and the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education through a gift from the Tension Envelope Foundation in memory of E.B. Berkowitz and Walter J. Berkowitz.
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.