Jacksonian America, the Nazis, and the dehumanization of minority groups
When the discussion of modern genocide comes up the first even that comes to mind for many is the Holocaust. Especially in the United Staes where self-awareness has not been our forte, we always think of genocide as happening somewhere else. However, the focus of this exhibit is to showcase one of the first modern, systematic genocides; Jackson's treatment of the Native American people and how it inspired the Holocaust.
This exhibit also explores the subject of human experimentation and the disrespect of autonomy for human beings seen as sub-human or even not human at all through the lens of Doctor Josef Mengele's experiments and experiments done on slaves during this time period. While the subjects may seem unrelated, they are all tied by a common theme of dehumanization.