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December 2022
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A Celebration of Life! The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus

December 4
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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Heartwarming and uplifting! In the spring of 1939, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, a Jewish couple from Philadelphia, embarked on a risky and unlikely mission. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, they rescued 50 Jewish children from Vienna and brought them to the United States.

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January 2023

Exodus — The Ship that Launched a Nation

January 15, 2023
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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The story of the Exodus, the ship that carried 4,500 Jewish refugees from Europe to Palestine in 1947, encapsulates the essence of Israel’s creation — a journey, an exodus — from the hellish depths of the Holocaust to the exhilarating heights of independence and nationhood.

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Symphony of Courage

January 22, 2023
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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Symphony of Courage from filmmaker Beth Mendelson shines a light on Portugal as a safe haven once again for fleeing refugees. It tells the story of the evacuation of the students of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) following the Taliban takeover, after music was outlawed. ANIM’s director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast worked with an international team of philanthropists, politicians, and musicians to facilitate their rescue to Lisbon — their new home, where they can play music once again in a free and open society.

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A Voice Among the Silent — The Legacy of James G. McDonald

January 29, 2023
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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A Voice Among the Silent is the first film to shine a light on James Grover McDonald’s efforts to warn the US government of Hitler’s plan for the Jews. The son of Catholic immigrants, he was one of the first Americans to meet face-to-face with Hitler in 1933. This frightening encounter changed his life and plunged him into the effort to rescue Jews. Later, he was appointed as the first US Ambassador to Israel, and in this role he helped shape US policy and aid towards Israel for generations to come.

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February 2023

Besa — The Promise

February 5, 2023
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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This is the true story of an American photographer determined to record the bravery and compassion of Albanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. It is also the story of an Albanian Muslim who must fulfill a promise his father made to the Jewish family they sheltered. Their meeting sets in motion an extraordinary and unexpected drama that bridges generations and religions … uniting fathers and sons, Muslims and Jews.
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The Freedom Line

February 12, 2023
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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Compared to Casablanca by The Washington Post, this is a page–turning story of a group of resistance workers who rescued downed Allied fighter pilots and spirited them through France and into safety in Spain during World War II. 

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The Waldheim Waltz

February 19, 2023
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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Ruth Beckermann‘s film The Waldheim Waltz is about truth, lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power. The film documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, which finally led to his election. Created from international archive material and what Beckermann shot at the time, the film shows that history repeats itself time and time again. Winner of the Berlin International Film Festival.

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March 2023

“I Can Neither Be Silent Nor Live”: The Story of Szmul Artur Zygielbojm

March 5, 2023
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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In this richly multimedia and life-affirming program, Dr. Jud Newborn tells the story of Szmul Artur Zygielbojm — member of the Polish Government in Exile and the tireless, martyred spokesman for Poland’s Jews — interweaving his thrilling discovery of Zygielbojm’s lost artifacts with an elegy to the lost world of the Jewish shtetl.

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Into the Arms of Strangers

March 26, 2023
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This prizewinning film tells the touching and heartwarming stories of Jewish children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia saved in England in 1938-39 under the Kindertransport program, prior to the onset of World War II.

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