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High Noon: “America and the Holocaust”

The role of the United States in dealing with the Jewish victims of Nazi Germany has been the subject of a long and heated debate.  How much did the United States know, and what did the government do with that knowledge? Could America have done more to help?

Dr. Diane Vecchio

Dr. Diane Vecchio

Furman history professor Diane Vecchio will examine those issues when she speaks at the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Nov. 11 at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.

Her talk, “America and the Holocaust,” is free and open to the public.  It is the final lecture of the fall series.

Dr. Vecchio, an immigration historian, will discuss the role of FDR and the State Department in the Jewish crisis, as well as the impact of U.S. immigration laws, anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant sentiment.  She has been a member of the Furman faculty since 1996 and currently serves as chair of the History Department.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or

Last updated November 4, 2015
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