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Time: November 10, 2020

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

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Location: Virtual Event

Co-presented with:

HHREC Iona College
  • Film still from a 1939 Universal Newsreel showing Pope Pius XI on the balcony at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives
  • Film still from a 1939 Universal Newsreel showing Pope Pius XI on the balcony at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives

7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. PT

Since the Vatican opened its post-1939 closed archives earlier this year, historians are gaining new insight into how one of the world’s most influential institutions, the Catholic Church, confronted—or failed to confront—the Nazi regime, particularly its persecution of Jews. 

Holy Silence, a thought-provoking and timely new documentary, examines the role of Vatican and US leaders in shaping the Church's response to the rising Nazi threat and antisemitism spreading across Europe. 

Join us for a live conversation with an expert panel to explore this history, including how the Church's response influenced its followers. 

Participants can watch Holy Silence independently at no cost with a password-protected link before the virtual event from November 6–9.

Speakers
Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming,
 Director, International Academic Programs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Adam Gregerman, Associate professor, St. Joseph’s University, and Associate Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations

Steven Pressman, Director, Holy Silence and Emmy-nominated 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus

Dr. Kevin Spicer, History professor, Stonehill College, and coeditor of the journal Studies In Christian-Jewish Relations

Moderator
Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Brother John G. Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies, Iona College

Register for the program to receive links to watch the documentary Holy Silence on your own first from November 6–9 and to join us online for the November 10 panel discussion.

For more information, please contact info@hhrecny.org.

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