State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
A traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Presentation
Join us as Holocaust survivor Margit Meissner, along with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum educator Sarah Campbell, share their experiences and expertise at the opening of a powerful new exhibition. This compelling exhibition explores how the Nazi propaganda machine used biased information to sway public opinion during World War II. It examines the definition of propaganda, how it operates, why it works, and how important it is to protect ourselves from its dangers. The exhibition asks visitors to actively question and engage with the messages they see, and to learn from this extreme example that democracies, while appearing strong, are fragile without the responsibility and action of their people.
State of Deception opens on January 27 and will be on display in the Museum's Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery through June 18, 2017.
A reception precedes the remarks, and the exhibition will be open for viewing throughout the evening.
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This exhibition was underwritten in part by grants from Katharine M. and Leo S. Ullman and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, with additional support from the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990, and Dr. and Mrs. Sol Center. Local exhibition support provided by Goldring Family Foundation & The Woldenberg Foundation.