Holocaust Exhibit ‘Deadly Medicine’ Opens in Oklahoma
It’s only an eight hour drive from St. Louis to Oklahoma City, OK, but it’s worth it to see a landmark traveling Holocaust exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. Oklahoma City has been chosen as one of only three international sites for the 2009 run of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s exhibit, according to Edie Roodman, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Oklahoma City.
The exhibit, slated to run from April 5 to July 5, at the Science Museum Oklahoma, lends historical perspective to current debates surrounding cloning, legal definitions of life and biogenetics. It has the potential to spur provocative discussions in high school and college classrooms across the state.
As 'The New York Times' affirmed in a January 2005 review of DEADLY MEDICINE’s original run, “This exhibit should be part of every citizen’s experience.”
“The Jewish Federation is proud to collaborate with Science Museum Oklahoma on this gripping exhibition,” says Roodman, “because it underscores the warning signs of the abuse of scientific knowledge.”
A patron event to mark the exhibit’s opening on Thursday, April 2, will feature Internationally renowned Holocaust expert Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, from Emory University in Atlanta. Jewish Federation is partnering with several groups and organizations to provide a wide variety of programming to complement the exhibit including a Holocaust film series at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art; a lecture by Emory University’s L. Q. C. Lamar Professor of Law Dr. Victoria Nourse; educator workshops; a White Rose Society essay contest for students grade 7 through college level; and a series of lectures at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.