The Truman Library Institute is proud to offer the special exhibition, Harry S. Truman and the Birth of Israel. Developed in partnership with historians and scholars, the traveling exhibit provides an in-depth look at President Truman’s decision to recognize the Jewish State of Israel through primary source documents and photographs from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.
One of the most defining moments of President Truman’s tenure in the White House was his executive action to extend de facto diplomatic recognition to the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, just 11 minutes after that nation declared independence.
Harry S. Truman and the Birth of Israel explores the historical, cultural, and personal factors that went into the decision, which was an extremely contentious issue among Truman’s cabinet and advisors and continues to be debated and discussed.
On Tuesday, May 14, Kurt Graham, Director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, will speak about Truman’s role in founding the State of Israel.
The exhibit will be on display from May 5 – 17, 2019 at Temple Beth Tzedek and is Free and Open to the community.
For more information, call 716-204-2241