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About This Event

Time: February 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Co-presented with:

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  • Professor Ernst Borinski teaches in the Social Science Lab at Tougaloo College in Mississippi in 1960. Ernst Borinski Collection, Tougaloo College Civil Rights Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
  • Professor Ernst Borinski teaches in the Social Science Lab at Tougaloo College in Mississippi in 1960. Ernst Borinski Collection, Tougaloo College Civil Rights Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Film Screening and Discussion

Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Museum of American Jewish History for a film screening that will explore the encounter between two groups targeted by oppression, brutality, and forced segregation who were brought together by World War II and racism in their societies.

Having escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s, Jewish scholars arrived in the United States only to face antisemitism at major universities. Many secured jobs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the South where they formed a special bond with students and communities.

A panel discussion will follow the film screening.

Opening Remarks
Ivy L. Barsky, CEO and Gwen Goodman Director, National Museum of American Jewish History, Former Deputy Director, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Speakers
Charles L. Chavis Jr., PhD, Assistant Professor for Conflict Resolution and History, George Mason University
Rebecca Dupas, Coordinator, Community Partnerships, Youth and Community Initiatives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Steven Fischler, Producer, From Swastika to Jim Crow

Moderator
Edna Friedberg, PhD, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Join the conversation online using #USHMM

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

For more information, please contact calendar@ushmm.org.