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The Manhattan Project, Dr. Gene Skolnikoff, Professor of Political Science Emeritus, MIT;
White House staff in the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology under Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Carter
At the outbreak of World War II, Hitler’s Third Reich launched a systematic program to eliminate all Jews from the earth. At war’s end, six million Jews had been killed. According to George Gamota, Chair of Lexington Remembers World War II, “As we commemorate the end of this war and honor the heroes we also need to remind ourselves why we fought in the first place: so no such tragedy and injustice can happen again.”
When we read about World War II, our understanding is influenced by our own experiences, our regional viewpoint, and our national historians. We rarely learn about how others from different countries... experienced the war. This program, sponsored by the Lexington Remembers WWII Committee, offers the unique opportunity to hear the personal stories of four Lexington residents who lived through World War II, each from a different country. Three of them were forced to leave their homeland and make an arduous personal journey to rebuild their lives. All of them experienced the horrors of war firsthand.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2020 LexMedia broadcast a Veteran's Day ceremony which celebrated the service and sacrifice of Lexington's Veterans.