Holocaust survivor Beatrice Muchman, while in hiding, wearing her first communion dress. She is standing next to Father Vaes and her cousin, Henri, a choir boy. 
Photo: US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy Beatrice Muchman
Photo: US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy Beatrice Muchman

Public panel to talk Nazi Germany, Jim Crow South and religion at GSU

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will host a free panel event at Georgia State University next week. 

Scholars will talk aboout “the ways in which religious institutions in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South either challenged or justified the discrimination and racial violence in their respective communities,” according to a press release. 

The event from the Washington, D.C.-based museum takes place Monday, the same day Atlanta faith leaders will be in the district marching for the social justice movement.

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The “Religion and Public Life in the Holocaust and the Jim Crow South” presentation is open to the public, but reservations are requested here. It will be located at the Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place N.E., from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Speakers include Glenn T. Eskew, GSU professor of history; Victoria Barnett, USHMM director of programs on ethics, religion and the Holocaust; and Monique Moultrie, GSU assistant professor of religious studies. The conversation will be moderated by Jelena Subotic, GSU associate professor of political science.

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