Eisenhower’s Foresight: Protecting the Truth of the Holocaust
Wednesday 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Virtual Event from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
While Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower had studied his World War II enemy, he was unprepared for the Nazi brutality he witnessed at Ohrdruf concentration camp in April 1945. Bodies were piled like wood and living skeletons struggled to survive. Even as the Allied Forces continued their fight, Eisenhower foresaw a day when the horrors of the Holocaust might be denied. He invited the media to document the scene. He compelled Germans living in the surrounding towns and any soldier not fighting at the front to witness the atrocities for themselves.
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join Susan Eisenhower to learn about her grandfather’s vigilance to preserve the truth of the Holocaust, among the topics covered in her most recent book, How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions.
Susan Eisenhower, Author, How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions
Chairman Emeritus, Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
-This is an external event from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum