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October 2021
free but registration required

Miep Gies and the Rescue of Anne Frank’s Diary

October 24
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 7 PM LONDON

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This program pays tribute to the woman who sheltered Anne Frank for three years and then rescued her now-famous diary. Miep Gies oversaw the “secret annex” where the Frank family was housed, while sheltering another Jewish person in her own home.  Meet Gillian Walnes Perry who knew Miep Gies well and accompanied her to the Academy Awards and Meeg Pincus who wrote a delightful book on Miep Gies for young people. (more…)

November 2021
free but registration required

Fleeing Mussolini — Italian-Jewish Refugees in the United States

November 28
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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This program is about the exile of Italian Jews to America. Fleeing Mussolini’s racial laws, roughly two thousand Italian Jews landed in America in the 1930s and 40s. They didn’t fit in with either the Italian-American community or the Jewish-American community, yet many Italian Jewish refugees became leaders in their professions and productive contributors to American life.
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