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SPICE: The Fantastic Interim (1918 – 1939): Part Two – from The Rise of Japan to World War II

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12 Sh'vat 5781 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, January 18, 2021 5 Sh'vat 5781 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, January 11, 2021 27 Tevet 5781 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, January 4, 2021 20 Tevet 5781 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Part Two will begin with the discussion of Japan’s rise to world power status and will continue with the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Hitler’s rise to power. With Roosevelt came the New Deal and the role of government changed from one of doing almost nothing to one trying to do and expected to do almost everything. With the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany came the beginning of the road to war. We suffered the worst ecological disaster in our history, the Dust Bowl. And as we recovered economically, we headed to war.

Part Two will discuss these events and many others that occurred during the second of these important decades in this country’s history – the Fantastic Interim.

Facilitator: Rex Rehfeld has a B.S. from the University of CA and a J.D. from the University of MD. He has lectured on a variety of historical topics in many Lifelong Learning programs throughout the Baltimore area. Rex served in the Navy in WW II and in the Army during the Korean War and beyond. After leaving the service, Rex served as an investment counselor until his retirement in 2014.

Registration: Reservations may be made via email to or by phone to Sherri Bell, SPICE Chair at 410-833-2409. If you are a temple member, payment may be made by requesting to have your account billed. Other accepted methods of payment include credit card, cash paid in person at class or a check made out to HSOSC, with SPICE and the course name in the check memo, mailed to 1 Clifton Court, Pikesville, MD 21208.

Thank you in advance for your ongoing support of our SPICE courses and programs.


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