70th Anniversary of V-E Day - Mason Lecture: "Eisenhower The Liberator: A Panel Discussion" Featuring the Grandchildren of Dwight D. Eisenhower
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

5:00 pm Reception | 6:00 pm Presentation and Q&A

Part of the Museum's "Year of Remembrance" Series

Join us for an enlightening evening as the grandchildren of General Dwight D. Eisenhower come to discuss their grandfather's legacy and his experiences during the war. Moderated by Dr. Keith Huxen, the Museum's Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Director of Research and History, the panel will discuss Eisenhower in his role as Supreme Commander and chief amongst the liberators—including his personal encounter with the Holocaust as he inspected the camps at Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. One of Eisenhower's lasting legacies as leader of the Allied Forces was to force soldiers, civilians, and media to tour the sites themselves in order to have eyewitnesses, written records, and photographic evidence of Holocaust crimes.

Mary Jean Eisenhower was christened in the Blue Room of the White House during her grandfather's first term in office as President. She attended several schools in Pennsylvania until her father, John, was named as US Ambassador to Belgium. She lived in Brussels with her family from shortly after her grandfather's death in 1969 through 1972. She is now Chairman Emeritus of People To People International, an organization originally established in 1956 by President Eisenhower, that is charged with the mission of personal diplomacy and building peace through understanding.

Susan Eisenhower is the CEO and Chairman of The Eisenhower Group, Inc., a Washington, D.C.–based consulting company founded in 1986. For more than 25 years the company has provided strategic counsel on business development, public affairs, and communications projects. EGI has advised Fortune 500 companies, not just in the United States, but also abroad—in China, Russia, Central Asia, and Western Europe for such companies as American Express, IBM, Coca Cola, AES, Alcoa, and General Electric.

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Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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