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Deadly Medicine Exhibition Opens at Main Library

The Jacksonville Public Library, in partnership with Remembering for the Future Community Holocaust Initiative, hosts Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race on the fourth floor of the Main Library December 13, 2010 through March 13, 2011.
 
Deadly Medicine examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder and, ultimately, genocide.
 
“The Jacksonville Public Library is proud to bring this thought-provoking and important exhibition to our community,” said Library Director Barbara Gubbin.  “While the exhibition focuses on a horrific chapter in our world history, the difficult moral, social and ethical issues it raises are still valid today.”
 
Remembering for the Future Community Holocaust Initiative sponsors an accompanying lecture series addressing societal issues of today, including: bullying, discrimination, military torture, definitions of life and death, the potential impact of scientific advances in the field of human genetics, balancing the needs of society as a whole with the rights of the individual, and the ethical responsibility of medical professionals to their patients.
 
"Deadly Medicine examines how these issues were handled by the Nazi regime,” said Remembering for the Future chair Leslie Kirkwood. “The lecture series explores how we deal with them in our society here and now."
 
Visit jaxpubliclibrary.org for dates and times of the lecture series and other events.
 
This version of Deadly Medicine is based on the acclaimed exhibition of the same name that originally opened at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in April 2004.
 
Free, docent-guided tours can be arranged for adult groups and students in Grade 9 and above by contacting the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library at (904) 630-2304.  Visitors are also encouraged to explore the Holocaust Collection at the Main Library. The collection includes books, photographs, recordings from survivors, films and other materials for those who wish to learn about the Holocaust and the consequences of prejudice, discrimination and intolerance.
 
Parking for Deadly Medicine, as well as other library events, is free at Republic Garage on Duval Street after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends with validation; on weekdays before 5:00 p.m. the library will validate for one hour.  Validation is offered for parking during library hours only.  Be sure to bring the parking ticket with you and get it validated at the Ask Here desk on the ground level.  
 
Deadly Medicine has been made possible by The Lerner Foundation and Eric F. and Lore Ross.
           
The local exhibition is also sponsored by Mr. Jay Stein/ Stein Mart Inc., The Fanny Landwirth Foundation, Drs. Jim and Pam Ervanian, Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library and Drs. Robert and Anne Lufrano.

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