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About This Event

Time: December 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: B'nai Torah Congregation
6261 Southwest 18th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33433
United States

  • New Bedford Theatre, 1934. Spinner Publications
  • New Bedford Theatre, 1934. Spinner Publications

Stories about World War II and the persecution of Europe’s Jews were a constant presence in American movie theaters and living rooms throughout the 1930–40s. Award-winning films such as Mrs. Miniver, The Great Dictator, and Casablanca shaped Americans’ understanding of the Nazi threat and persecution of Europe’s Jews, while newsreels and radio programs offered a brief glimpse into world events and the range of opinions on the war effort. Join us to learn how Hollywood and leaders in entertainment and government battled for the hearts and minds of Americans.

Gretchen Skidmore, Director, Education Initiatives, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
David Weinstein, PhD, Author of The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics and contributor to “Why Sarnoff Slept: NBC and the Holocaust”*

Rick Hirsch, Managing Editor, Miami Herald

This program is free and open to the public but reservations are required.

For more information, please contact the Museum's Southeast Regional Office at or 561.995.6773.

*Weinstein, David. 2007. “Why Sarnoff Slept: NBC and the Holocaust.” In NBC: America’s Network, edited by Michele Hilmes, 98­-116. Berkeley: University of California Press.