From Warsaw to Baltimore: Escaping Nazi and Contemporary United States Ghettos
Amanda recently presented her thesis entitled From Warsaw to Baltimore: Escaping Nazi and Contemporary United States Ghettos. This research focuses on an integrative approach which reveals largely overlooked parallels between the two. By focusing on processes and structures, she explores the exclusionary practices that make ghettos a mechanism of oppression and mass violence of the 20th century. While noting important differences, she examines the evolution of the term ghetto, ideas and ideology about those who reside in ghettos; policies that ensure inhabitants of the ghetto remain in them; and, finally, struggles of those who escape the ghetto to find support or acceptance needed to maintain life outside the ghetto.
This is part of the OJMCHE series of informal lunchtime conversations. Bring a lunch or buy a lunch in Lefty’s Cafe and join us in the museum’s auditorium for a lively give and take as we share and explore ideas, experience, and expertise.