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October 2021
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Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

October 31, 2021
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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Jesse Owens, the son of Alabama sharecroppers, was the Olympic champion who defeated Nazi ideology in Hitler’s stadium. He later served on the Board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Meet his grandson, Stuart Owen Rankin, who will be in dialogue with Lori Weintrob, historian and Director of the Wagner College Holocaust Center. Representing the International Olympics Committee on the panel is Anita L. DeFrantz, a US Olympic medalist and Vice-President of the IOC. (more…)

November 2021
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My Herzl

November 7, 2021
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 9 PM JERUSALEM

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An intimate and unexpected documentary about the private life of Theodor Herzl. To Eli Tal-El, a Jerusalem documentary filmmaker, Herzl is a washed-out icon. In the eyes of his Canadian brother-in-law David Matlow, one of the world’s most avid collectors of Herzl memorabilia, Herzl is an inspiring superstar. An unconventional documentary, this film is a personal look at the man who launched a nation.  Joining the panel will be Herzl’s biographer Derek Penslar and sociologist Shulamit Reinharz. (more…)

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The Legacy of Aristides

November 14, 2021
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

7 PM LISBON • 8 PM PARIS

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The documentary film The Legacy of Aristides asks the question: What is the legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes today? We are presenting a bilingual dialogue with the filmmaker, Patrick Séraudie. He will be in conversation with two of the subjects of the film: Gerald Mendes, grandson of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, and Cookie Fischer, whose mother was a Sousa Mendes visa recipient. (more…)

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Our Hebrews: The Tuscan Mountain Village that Rescued its Jewish Population

November 21, 2021
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 8 PM TUSCANY • 9 PM JERUSALEM

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Little Jerusalem: that is how the locals refer to the town of Pitigliano in southern Tuscany, because of its striking resemblance to Israel’s ancient city. Through the medieval stone walls, the fascinating story of centuries of harmonious co-existence between Jews and Christians is told for the first time, including the heroic acts performed by the locals during the Holocaust. (more…)

December 2021
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“Mrs. Judy” – The Canadian Woman Who Secretly Rescued the Jews of Syria

December 5, 2021
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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On this Chanukah program we honor Judy Feld Carr, a woman of exceptional courage and valor who chose to make a difference. Over a 28-year period, she secretly brought to freedom 3228 Jews prohibited from emigrating from Syria. Working with smugglers and bribing government officials, she removed most of that community from veritable bondage. In addition, she clandestinely smuggled out of that country priceless ancient articles of Jewish worship. Until Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the Israeli Intelligence Organizations publicly acclaimed her activities, the world, including the Jewish world, had no inkling of this Canadian Jewish woman’s covert life. She is the subject of historian Dr. Harold Troper’s The Rescuer, now in its second edition. The rescue was the best-kept secret in the Jewish world. (more…)

January 2022

Shared Legacies: The African-American and Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

January 9
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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This program is about African-Americans and Jewish-Americans who have been involved in each other’s historic struggles. Meet Susannah Heschel, daughter of the Jewish civil rights hero Abraham Joshua Heschel.  And meet Alexis Scott, daughter of the African-American liberator and Holocaust educator William Alexander Scott III. The discussion will be moderated by the filmmaker Shari Rogers, whose documentary Shared Legacies will be shown.
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Otto von Habsburg, Saved by Sousa Mendes

January 23
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 8 PM VIENNA

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Otto von Habsburg, the last Crown Prince of Austria, was on Hitler’s enemy list. He and his family were rescued with visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes. During the war he was a leading figure in the war against Hitler, and after the war he was one of the founders of the European Parliament.

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Hans and Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Anti-Nazi Resistance Movement

January 30
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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Sophie Scholl was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, co-founder of the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-Nazi leaflets throughout Germany with her brother, Hans Scholl. They dropped hundreds of these leaflets from a high gallery at the University of Munich down on crowds of students milling about below — arguably the only full-fledged public protest against Nazism to have occurred. Meet Holocaust historian and anthropologist Dr. Jud Newborn, the world’s leading authority on Hans and Sophie Scholl, who will inspire you and motivate you to speak truth to power. (more…)

February 2022
free program; registration required

The Border of Truth

February 13
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1 PM LOS ANGELES • 4 PM NEW YORK

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Like so many children of survivors and refugees, author Victoria Redel grew up in the shadows of her parents’ different escapes from war. For a writer, such ambiguity is rich soil. Redel’s father left Europe with a visa authorized by the Holocaust rescuer Aristides de Sousa Mendes. From Lisbon he embarked on the Portuguese ship the Quanza and was among the 86 passengers retained on the ship in New York and then in Mexico to be sent back to Lisbon and then presumably to be repatriated into Nazi-occupied Belgium. The ship, after refueling with coal in Virginia, was saved by the remarkable efforts of Eleanor Roosevelt in outsmarting Secretary of State Cordell Hull. The Border of Truth is a fictionalized account of this dramatic story. (more…)

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Rose Valland, the Art Spy

February 20
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK • 8 PM PARIS

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When the Nazis entered Paris, they stole artwork and other valuables from Jewish collectors, art dealers and ordinary families. The Jeu de Paume Museum became the main depot for the looted artwork. A young French curator named Rose Valland witnessed this massive spoliation, and she surreptitiously kept meticulous notes. Thanks to her action, thousands of these paintings were recovered after the war. She became one of the most decorated women in France but died a forgotten hero.    (more…)

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