We received some promotion material and information to pass along to our readers from the organizers of an upcoming event featuring Matt Roloff:
Overcoming Adversity: Surviving as a Little Person in a Big World
On Sunday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m., the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will host Matt Roloff—patriarch of the Roloff Family on TLC's reality series Little People, Big World—for a special discussion about his advocacy for the rights of little people and how he has surpassed challenges in his life. Tickets are required for this event and can be reserved by calling 847-967-4889.
This program is presented to complement the Museum’s current traveling exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, which examines how individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and public good used science to help legitimize Nazi policies. It looks at the Nazi regime’s use of Eugenics theory to define, persecute and murder individuals and people of “inferior” races – Jews, Roma (Gypsies), homosexuals, the disabled, the mentally ill and other minorities, including little people – in order to “scientifically” build a German society in which the fittest “Aryans” could thrive.
Anyone that is interested in attending can visit this link for an easy way to purchase tickets (Tickets are $20) to this event: