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Race and Society in Nazi Germany and the US: From Swastika to Jim Crow

Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM 

At NMAJH, 5th and Market, Philadelphia

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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.

Explore this powerful story in From Swastika to Jim Crow (USA, 60 min, 2000). 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



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


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

Event type:Films & Filmmakers, Lectures & Discussions