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January 2023
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A Voice Among the Silent — The Legacy of James G. McDonald

January 29
McDonald

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 G. 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
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Marcel Marceau and the French Resistance

February 5
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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The great French mime Marcel Marceau was the son of a kosher butcher who was murdered at Auschwitz. Following his father’s deportation, Marcel joined the French Resistance, assisting his cousin Georges Loinger in escorting Jewish children from Nazi-occupied France to neutral Switzerland. He used his artistry and charisma to engage with the children and keep them quiet during their long and perilous trek to freedom. Later he gave his first major performance to 3000 US troops after the liberation of Paris in August 1944.

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In the Garden of the Righteous

February 12
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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Richard Hurowitz‘s new book In the Garden of the Righteous from HarperCollins chronicles the heroes and heroines who not only rescued Jews from the Holocaust but also, as Golda Meir once said, “saved hope and faith in the human spirit.”

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The Waldheim Waltz

February 19
Waldheim Waltz

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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The Freedom Line

February 26
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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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March 2023
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“I Can Neither Be Silent Nor Live”: The Story of Szmul Artur Zygielbojm

March 5
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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
INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS

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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April 2023
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Besa — The Promise

April 23
BESA

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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