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Why Auschwitz Is 'Not Long Ago. Not Far Away'




An original German freight train car used to transport Jews to concentration camps is included in
An original German freight train car used to transport Jews to concentration camps is included in "Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away," an exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.
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On today's show:

Unfortunately, A Necessary Reminder

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How do we ensure that the Holocaust is not forgotten? The question today is as pressing as ever. According to a 2018 survey, two-thirds of American millennials could not identify what Auschwitz is, and nearly a quarter of those respondents said either they hadn’t heard of the Holocaust or weren’t sure they’d heard of it. An exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, "Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away," looks to combat those statistics. On view through Aug. 30, the exhibition includes more than 700 original objects — from an original German-made freight train car used for the deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in occupied Poland, to personal effects recovered from people who were murdered. John Horn spoke with Robert Jan van Pelt, chief curator of the exhibition, about "Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away."

Turmoil At The Grammys

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John talks with L.A. Times pop music critic Mikael Wood about Grammy chief Deborah Dugan suddenly being put on "administrative leave" by the Recording Academy board of directors. The board cited an "allegation of misconduct." The move comes just barely more than a week before the Grammy Awards, and just three weeks after Dugan sent a memo alleging voting irregularities and financial mismanagement at the Academy.

Using Greenbacks To Change The Hollywood Game

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Effie Brown is a veteran Hollywood producer, with credits such as “Real Women Have Curves,” “Dear White People” and “Project Greenlight.”  As the new CEO of the fund Gamechanger, Brown talks about how this next chapter continues her work as a champion for equity and inclusion in film and TV.