On Second Thought For Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A number of curious laws are still on the books in Georgia. We cribbed a few from idiotlaws.com, if that tells you anything. But as obscure – and seemingly silly – as they are, the law is the law. Georgia State University law professor Tanya Washington joined us with an explanation of how laws get made, and how hard they are to change.

GPB’s Georgia World War II Oral History Project preserves stories from that period of history. One participant was Holocaust survivor Eugen Schoenfeld. He died this month at age 93. We revisited his story of how losing a pair of shoes changed his life.

The United States originally resisted joining World War II. An exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., examines the relationship between “Americans and the Holocaust.”

Curator and historian Daniel Greene and former United States Holocaust Memorial Council member Michèle Taylor joined On Second Thought to explain how depictions of the Nazi agenda influenced the American public.