Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wilson, Holocaust Centers Team for Exhibit on 'Nazi Olympics'

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wilson, Holocaust Centers Team for Exhibit on 'Nazi Olympics'

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The August Wilson Center for African American Culture, in partnership with the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, will host a gala Monday to open an exhibition called "The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936."

The exhibition focuses on the successes of black and Jewish athletes at the 1936 Olympics as well as the anti-Semitism that dominated Germany in that era and the pervasive racism that black Americans faced in the U.S.

On loan from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., the exhibition opens to the public on Tuesday and runs through February. The show will serve as the basis for cultural and education programs.

Beginning in December, the Great Collaborations Series will examine how African-Americans and Jews formed productive alliances during the 20th century. A series of four town hall forums will be held to discuss how Jews and African-Americans partnered successfully in the past and what the two groups can accomplish together in the future. …

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